2020 Jay Fund Wine Gala


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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brian T. Coughlin Appointed to Juvenile Court Rules Committee

Attorney Brian T. Coughlin was recently appointed to the Juvenile Court Rules Committee for the 2022 term. The scope and function of the Juvenile Court Rules Committee is to carry out the mandate of Rule 2.140, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, concerning the proposal of new rules of procedure and changes to existing rules. Read […]

Ashley Cox on First Coast Connect to Discuss Bifurcation

Couples with contentious cases can become single again without getting a divorce, through a legal strategy called bifurcation. While common among celebrities, any couple can use this method.  Ashley Cox, a respected attorney with more than 15 years of experience and founder of the Family Law practice at the Bedell Firm, joined First Coast Connect […]

Construction site

Common Legal Disputes in the Construction Industry

The construction industry, by its very nature, has many complex aspects that can lead to legal disputes and require the assistance of adequate legal representation to assist the various participants in the process through the resolution of many disputes.   The industry involves owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, workers, insurance issues and […]

the NOL Red Sox and Jax Beach Timbler Rattlers Little League Champions holding their trophies in front of the scoreboards

NOL Red Sox & Jax Beach Timber Rattlers Crowned Champions

At the end of a recent baseball season, two little league teams sponsored by Bedell Firm have been crowned champions of their leagues. Both the Jacksonville Beach Baseball Timber Rattlers and the NOL Little League Red Sox have earned first place rankings in their respective leagues during the Spring 2019 season.