2024 Bedell Summer Law Clerk Team Spotlight

Pictured: Taylor M. Collins and James McCauley headshots Text: Meet the 2024 Bedell Summer Law Clerks: Taylor M. Collins and James McCauley

As Florida’s oldest law firm in continuous existence, Bedell carries on a tradition of litigation excellence in both state and federal courts. Our firm’s legacy grows each day due to the hard work performed by our attorneys, paralegals, and law clerks.

Learn more about our summer law clerks, Taylor M. Collins and James M. McCauley.

Taylor M. Collins

Taylor M. Collins joined the Bedell law clerk team this summer, eager to learn from our experienced attorneys. She looks forward to gaining first-hand experience by observing  depositions, mediations, hearings, and trials. 

“My parents instilled in me a desire to learn and made a lot of sacrifices so I could become a first-generation college graduate,” she said. “Because of that, I have never taken the opportunity to learn lightly and I feel like being an attorney is one way I can pay it forward.”

Taylor chose Bedell for its history and collaborative environment, impressed by the firm’s strong reputation among judges and other lawyers. During her clerkship, she hopes to improve her client interaction skills and build confidence in tackling legal challenges. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in litigation. 

James M. McCauley

James M. McCauley has also joined Bedell’s 2024 summer law clerk team, with a keen interest in litigation. He looks forward to meeting and networking with  attorneys, as well as gaining practical legal experience.

“It’s been great to witness what a career as a lawyer is truly like,” he said. “I’m confident that seeing how the Bedell attorneys interact with clients and other lawyers will be invaluable to my growth as a future lawyer.”

Drawn to Bedell’s reputation and wide range of practice areas, James aims to hone his research, writing, and interpersonal skills during his clerkship. His goal is to graduate from UF Law with honors, pass the Florida Bar, and build a successful legal career in Northeast Florida. 

About Bedell

Bedell has a long-standing history of providing exceptional legal services to our clients. Our core practice areas include civil litigation, criminal defense, and family law. If you have a legal matter that requires a depth of experience, contact  Bedell at (904) 353-0211.

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