Attorney Valeen M. Arena joined the Bedell Firm in 2020 as a civil litigator. Arena works primarily with attorney Michael Lockamy on general civil litigation cases. Read more about the firm’s newest attorney.
Secretary Jennifer Griffis returned to the Bedell Firm in 2020. She works with managing director David Barksdale and Ashley Cox, director and lead counsel for the firm’s family law practice. Read more.
Attorney Hank Coxe, former President of the Florida Bar and Director of the Bedell Firm, is speaking at the Bar’s virtual meeting, “CONNECT: A Criminal Law Conversation Series.” Coxe will share thoughts on lessons learned through the years, how his practice has adapted to COVID, and his views on the future of criminal law.
David Barksdale, Allan F. Brooke II, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R. H. Farnell II, Michael E. Lockamy, Charles P. Pillans III and C. Warren Tripp, Jr. are selected in the 2020 edition of Florida’s Super Lawyers Magazine. Henry M. Coxe III and John A. DeVault III of the […]
Attorney Ashley Wells Cox, Bedell Firm director, leads the firm’s Family Law practice. Learn more about Ashley and the incredible growth of the practice in a feature article published by the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Congratulations to our attorneys David Barksdale, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R. H. Farnell II, and Michael E. Lockamy, who are recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Hall of Fame.
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.
Attorney John G. Woodlee, Bedell Firm director, was published in the latest issue of The Florida Bar Journal. He discusses key considerations to navigate district court review of mandamus proceedings in land-use litigation. Read more.
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.
Congratulations to Bedell Firm attorney Michael Lockamy, who was recently honored by The Florida Bar as this year’s outstanding pro bono attorney with the President’s Pro Bono Service Award. Michael is actively involved in groups that serve the legal profession and our community. Learn more about Michael Lockamy.
Team Captain Gwandos Ward and Bedell Firm attorneys David Barksdale, John Woodlee, Michael Lockamy, and Lidija Barauskas served Bedell’s famous vegetarian chili at the Charity Chili Cook-Off.
Each year, our children decorate special holiday cards to help us wish you the merriest of seasons. From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy all the wonderful moments this holiday has to offer!
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 […]
Lawyer Brian Coughlin was featured in an article in The Jacksonville Daily Record. This article discusses Brian’s path to law, his involvement with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, and more. Read the full article below. Read Article
Being a part of Jacksonville for as long as we have means our roots run deep in this city. Recently, one of our staff members was selected to appear in a Jaguars/Fox Sports promotion video because of her long-term loyalty to the team. Gwandos Ward is not only an extraordinarily talented Secretary to John A. DeVault, III, […]
In the mid-1980s, sentencing in federal criminal cases became a partly mathematical process, when Congress formed the United States Sentencing Commission. The goal of Congress was to create a system in which defendants were fairly sentenced based on the facts of their cases, and to avoid unfair variations based on inappropriate factors.