History Spotlight: Bedell Firm Building

This month marks 115 years since the Bedell Firm building, once known as the Carnegie Library or the Jacksonville Free Public Library, first opened to the public. Learn more about its history and get an insider look at our recent remodel.

Hank Coxe at Jay Fund Wine Gala 2020


The 2020 Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala took place on Friday, March 6 at the Wells Fargo Center. The annual Wine Tasting Gala provides the Bedell Firm an opportunity to pay it forward by participating as a sponsor. The 2020 Wine Tasting Gala raised over a quarter of a million dollars in honor of 25 years of helping Jacksonville families tackling childhood cancer.

Justice Day Committee

Brian Coughlin Co-Chairs Leadership Jacksonville’s Justice Day

Attorney Brian Coughlin, Bedell Firm director, recently served as Co-Chair for the Leadership Jacksonville program Justice Day. Along with his co-chair Kathy Para, he planned this day-long event bringing together more than 50 community leaders to learn about the justice system on the First Coast.  Members visited local judicial offices to develop a better understanding […]

Daily Record with John G. Woodlee

John Woodlee Featured Leader in the Law by Jacksonville Daily Record

Bedell Firm Attorney John Woodlee, director, was featured as a “Leader in the Law” by the Jacksonville Daily Record. John is president of the board of directors for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Northeast Florida’s nonprofit law firm that provides civil legal assistance for people who otherwise could not afford representation.  Read an excerpt from John’s […]

Lidija Barauskas

Attorney Spotlight: Lidija Barauskas

Attorney Lidija Barauskas joined the Bedell Firm in 2019, practicing criminal defense law.  Background Lidija Barauskas received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in 2012, and her J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law in 2015. She served as an Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit, handling both misdemeanor and felony […]

Florida Trend Lawyers

Bedell Firm Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Florida Trend Legal Elite

David Barksdale, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R. H. Farnell II, and Michael E. Lockamy were recently recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The winner list represents just over 1 percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Barksdale, Coxe, and […]

Patricia J. Abraham

Paralegal Spotlight: Patricia J. Abraham

Patricia J. Abraham joined the Bedell Firm in 2016. She joined the firm as a Family Law Paralegal and has been a strong member of the team ever since. Patricia has over 35 years of experience in the legal field. She has assisted the firm on a variety of cases since she joined and has […]