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 […]
The Bedell Firm was honored as one of the 2021 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 over a dozen practice areas ranging from Criminal Defense to Commercial Litigation.
See the Bedell Building featured for 35 nights this season in Christmas in the Cathedral District 2020: Let There Be Light, beginning Friday, November 27.
Brian Coughlin, Bedell Firm director, was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record to bring attention to Florida’s new laws. In this feature article, “A look at Florida’s new laws,” Brian highlights a few notable laws that are now in effect as of July 2020. Click here to read the full article from the Jacksonville Daily […]
Valeen M. Arena Featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record: Student Athletes May Profit From Their Name, Image and Likeness
Valeen Arena, Bedell Firm attorney, was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record to discuss the Intercollegiate Athlete Compensation and Rights Bill. For the first time, Florida college athletes will be allowed to profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, beginning as early as July 2021. In this feature article, Valeen shares details […]
Congratulations to Bedell Firm director Ashley Wells Cox, who was honored as one of the 2020 Women of Influence presented by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Ashley was chosen as one of 20 women who through her work, words and accomplishments serves as an inspirational leader for the First Coast.
Nine Bedell Firm attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. “The Best Lawyers in America 2021” identified each as a top legal talent in their respective practice areas. Among the honorees, Bedell Firm attorney R.H. Farnell, II received a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” […]
Brian Coughlin Featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record: Commentary on Florida’s Distracted Driver Law
Attorney Brian Coughlin, Bedell Firm director, helps drivers get up to speed on the changes to Florida’s distracted driver law in a feature article published in the 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 […]
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 Malpractice […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
Brian Coughlin was featured as a guest writer in the Jacksonville Daily Record discussing the 2018 general election. In this article, Brian summarizes each proposed amendment likely to be on the ballot this year. Election Day is November 6 and early voting in Duval County begins October 22. Read the full article below: Read Article