Brian Coughlin Named JBA Board of Governors’ President-Elect Designate

Brian Coughlin, Bedell Director and attorney, has been appointed President-Elect Designate of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Having served on the Board of Governors for the last seven years, he brings a dedication to excellence and invaluable expertise to both the Jacksonville Bar Association and the wider legal community.

“The list of past Presidents of the JBA is packed with remarkable people who have accomplished great things for our legal community. I am honored to have the opportunity to join them,” Coughlin said.

About Brian Coughlin

Specializing in criminal justice matters across the state of Florida, Brian has earned accolades from Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He is a graduate of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and joined Bedell in 2007.

Brian has been a respected member of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Board of Governors since 2017. He is a former chair of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Community and is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors across Northeast Florida.

Recent Community Involvement

During the JBA Member Luncheon on March 21st, 2024, Brian took on the role of moderator for a panel discussion featuring State Attorney Melissa Nelson, Public Defender Charlie Cofer, and Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters. 

The panel discussed the collaborative dynamics between their offices, providing valuable insights into the interplay of law enforcement, prosecution, and defense strategies. Brian also recently contributed his expertise to the JBA Criminal Law Committee’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at the JBA headquarters. 

Alongside colleagues Katelyn Johnson and Tricia Rover, Brian addressed issues such as mandatory minimums, child victim depositions, surreptitious recordings, uniform bond schedules, and pretrial detention. This discussion gave attendees a deeper understanding of newly enacted laws and recent developments in the criminal law field.

About Bedell

As the oldest law firm in continuous existence in the State of Florida, 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 litigation. If you have a legal matter that requires a depth of experience, contact Bedell at (904) 353-0211.

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