Farnell Honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Defense

R.H. Farnell is named 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" at the Bedell Firm

Nine Bedell Firm attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. “The Best Lawyers in America 2021” identified each as a top legal talent in their respective practice areas.

Among the honorees, Bedell Firm attorney R.H. Farnell, II received a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” award. He received this accolade for his work in the area of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.

The following Bedell Firm attorneys were named as “Best Lawyers” honorees:

R.H. Farnell II (Recognized since 2010)

  • 2021 Lawyer of the Year – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants in Jacksonville
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

David Barksdale (Recognized since 2007)

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice (2020 Lawyer of the Year)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Michael Lockamy (Recognized since 2020)

  • Commercial Litigation

Brian T. Coughlin (Recognized since 2020)

  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice

Allan F. Brooke II (Recognized since 2010)

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Henry M. Coxe III (Recognized since 2006)

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

John A. DeVault III (Recognized since 1987)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation – Securities

Warren Tripp, Jr. (Recognized since 2007)

  • Construction Law

Published since 1983, “Best Lawyers” has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, “Best Lawyers” lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

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