Attorney Spotlight: Brian T. Coughlin

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Attorney Brian Coughlin joined the Bedell Law Firm in March 2007. As one of northeast Florida’s promising young attorneys, Brian specializes in matters of criminal justice, as well as internal investigations, personal injury, wrongful death, and professional licensing.

He has been repeatedly recognized as a rising star in criminal defense by Super Lawyers and in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Coughlin’s peers in the legal community rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.


Brian attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2003.

After graduating from the University of Florida, he worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida in Jacksonville for three years. He joined the Bedell Law Firm in 2007. In August of 2012, at 35 years of age, Brian was made a partner in the firm.

Brian is married, and his wife Susie is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. The couple has three children.


Coughlin served as chairperson of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee and is a current member of the Board of Governors of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation whose mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support.

Brian is also on the Board of Trustees for Daniel Kids, an organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children and families in the Jacksonville area.

Bedell Law Firm

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