The Bedell Firm was honored as one of the 2020 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Bedell Firm was recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville for excellence in the following practice areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Attorney Hank Coxe, former President of the Florida Bar and Director of the Bedell Firm, recently spoke at the Bar’s Annual Convention. Coxe discussed the independence of the American judiciary and the need for lawyers to guard that independence. Read the full article here.
Nine of the Bedell Firm’s attorneys were listed in this year’s Best Lawyers in America for excellence in practice areas from Criminal Defense to Commercial Litigation. Each attorney and his respective listing is outlined below.
Attorney David Barksdale recently joined the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Board of Trustees for 2019-2020.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In honor of Law Week, Brian Coughlin of the Bedell Firm attended and sponsored “Rendezvous on the Rooftop” at Intuition Ale Works. The event began on Tuesday, April 30 and represented the culmination of the Jacksonville Bar Association 2019 Law Week Committee’s efforts to commemorate Law Day. Observed annually on May 1, Law Day is […]
Bedell Firm believes in equal access to justice for all. The firm does not think the cost to hire a lawyer should stand in the way of someone being able to defend his or her rights. The attorneys at Bedell Firm believe it is their duty and privilege as legal professionals to offer pro bono […]
In a recent article published by the Jacksonville Business Journal, attorney Ashley Cox shared advice for any person considering getting a prenuptial agreement. Read the Article
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund hosted its annual Wine Tasting Gala in downtown Jacksonville this March. The event was an opportunity for the attorneys of the Bedell Firm to pay it forward by participating as a sponsor. The Wine Tasting Gala raised $287,000 to support local families battling childhood cancer. Learn More
The law firm of Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. recently celebrated a 150-year milestone, making the Bedell Firm the oldest law firm in continuous existence in Florida. The Bedell Firm strives to provide the most comprehensive professional legal representation to every client, and its success has contributed to a storied history of legal […]
Andrea Bailey joined the Bedell Firm in 1992 and has become an integral part of the firm over the last 26 years. Andrea provides support to the civil litigation team and has assisted with numerous trials and appeals, including trucking accidents, legal malpractice, and complex commercial cases. Throughout her time with the Bedell Firm, Andrea […]
Any accessory that has the ability to connect to the internet and enable data to be exchanged between a network and the device is considered wearable technology. This includes smartwatches, Fitbits, and other devices that allow for the exchange of data without any involvement on the part of the user. Most of us are collecting […]
Attorney Michael Lockamy specializes in civil litigation, legal malpractice defense, personal injury, employment discrimination, and family law. He has been repeatedly recognized as a rising star in criminal defense by Super Lawyers since 2015 and in Florida Trend’s Up & Comer Legal Elite since 2013. Background Michael attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he […]
Attorney Michael E. Halkitis joined the Bedell Firm in 2018 as a civil litigator. Background Mr. Halkitis graduated cum laude from Davidson College in 2003 and graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2006. Mr. Halkitis moved to Tampa in 2006 where he served one year as a law […]