History Spotlight: Bedell Firm Building

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.

Hank Coxe at Jay Fund Wine Gala 2020

BEDELL FIRM IS PARTICIPATING SPONSOR IN JAY FUND WINE TASTING GALA 2020

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.

Attorneys and paralegals at Bedell Firm

History Spotlight: Bedell Firm

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 Baily

Paralegal Spotlight: Andrea U. Bailey

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 […]

Attorney Michael Lockamy

Attorney Spotlight: Michael Lockamy

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 […]

Scale of Justice and gavel

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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.