John Woodlee smiles against a blue background. Text to his right reads "Attorney Spotlight John G. Woodlee" the Bedell Firm logo is at the bottom

Attorney Spotlight: John G. Woodlee

As the oldest law firm in Florida, the Bedell Firm has a well-established tradition of excellence in federal and state court litigation. Among our firm’s capable attorneys is John G. Woodlee. John Woodlee specializes in civil litigation. He has experience at the trial and appellate levels in a variety of complex matters, including contract and […]

Attorney Spotlight: Michael Lockamy

Attorney Spotlight: Michael Lockamy, Director

Bedell Firm Director Michael Lockamy has a diverse legal practice, with experience litigating cases involving contract and other business disputes, professional malpractice, personal injury, domestic relations, and employment discrimination. He has also argued a variety of appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.

Valeen M. Arena featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record

Valeen M. Arena Featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record

Valeen M. Arena, Bedell Firm attorney, was recently featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record. A civil litigator, she gained experience at the firm GrayRobinson, P.A. in Tampa. Valeen then relocated to Jacksonville to serve as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Brian J. Davis in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, […]

Attorney Spotlight: Brian Coughlin

Attorney Spotlight: Brian T. Coughlin, Director

Director Brian Coughlin joined the firm in March 2007. Brian specializes in matters of criminal justice, as well as internal investigations, personal injury, wrongful death, and professional licensing. One of Northeast Florida’s promising young leaders, he has been repeatedly recognized for his excellence in criminal defense by Super Lawyers and in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. […]

Portraits of all leaders of the Bedell Firm over the years. Text: History Spotlight: The Bedell Legacy

History Spotlight: The Bedell Legacy

Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. turned 155 years old in 2020, and is the oldest law firm in continuous existence in Florida. The legacy of the firm has been its attorneys.  Charles P. Pillans, III, C. Harris Dittmar and Chester Bedell spent decades committed to comprehensive legal representation. Pillans retired in 2020 after nearly […]

Bedell Firm Director Brian Coughlin is a panelist for the Juvenile Delinquency CLE event with The Florida Bar.

Brian Coughlin To Speak At The Florida Bar’s Juvenile Delinquency CLE

Attorney Brian Coughlin, Director of the Bedell Firm, will participate in the Florida Bar’s virtual CLE event, “4193 ABC’s of Juvenile Delinquency; An Introduction to Delinquency for Criminal Practitioners.” Coughlin will join a panel of experts to help criminal practitioners better understand basic concepts of juvenile delinquency court.