Bedell Firm News

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John Woodlee Featured Leader in the Law by Jacksonville Daily Record

Bedell Firm Attorney John Woodlee, director, was featured as a “Leader in the Law” by the Jacksonville Daily Record. John served as the president of …

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Best Law Firms 2020

The Bedell Firm Named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in America

The Bedell Firm was honored as one of the 2020 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Bedell Firm was recognized as a Tier …

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Attorney Spotlight: Lidija Barauskas

Attorney Lidija Barauskas joined the Bedell Firm in 2019, practicing criminal defense law.  Background Lidija Barauskas received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in 2012, …

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Florida Trend Lawyers

Bedell Firm Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Florida Trend Legal Elite

David Barksdale, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R. H. Farnell II, and Michael E. Lockamy were recently recognized in …

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Paralegal Spotlight: Patricia J. Abraham

Patricia J. Abraham joined the Bedell Firm in 2016. She joined the firm as a Family Law Paralegal and has been a strong member of …

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Brian T. Coughlin Appointed to Juvenile Court Rules Committee

Attorney Brian T. Coughlin was recently appointed to the Juvenile Court Rules Committee for the 2022 term. The scope and function of the Juvenile Court …

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Hank Coxe Speaks at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention

Attorney Hank Coxe, former President of the Florida Bar and Director of the Bedell Firm, recently spoke at the Bar’s Annual Convention. Coxe discussed the …

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Bedell Firm Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2020)

Nine of the Bedell Firm’s attorneys were listed in this year’s Best Lawyers in America for excellence in practice areas from Criminal Defense to Commercial Litigation. Each attorney and his respective listing is outlined below.

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David Barksdale Joins Episcopal Boards for 2019-2020

David Barksdale Joins Episcopal Board for 2019-2020

Attorney David Barksdale recently joined the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Board of Trustees for 2019-2020.

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Ashley Cox on First Coast Connect to Discuss Bifurcation

Couples with contentious cases can become single again without getting a divorce, through a legal strategy called bifurcation. While common among celebrities, any couple can …

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Common Legal Disputes in the Construction Industry

The construction industry, by its very nature, has many complex aspects that can lead to legal disputes and require the assistance of adequate legal representation …

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NOL Red Sox & Jax Beach Timber Rattlers Crowned Champions

At the end of a recent baseball season, two little league teams sponsored by Bedell Firm have been crowned champions of their leagues. Both the …

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Bedell Firm Is Sponsor at Rendezvous on the Rooftop Event for Dreams Come True of Jacksonville

In honor of Law Week, Brian Coughlin of the Bedell Firm attended and sponsored “Rendezvous on the Rooftop” at Intuition Ale Works. The event began …

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Pro Bono Services in the Jacksonville Community

Bedell Firm believes in equal access to justice for all. The firm does not think the cost to hire a lawyer should stand in the …

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Ashley Cox Provides Prenup Advice in Recent Article

In a recent article published by the Jacksonville Business Journal, attorney Ashley Cox shared advice for any person considering getting a prenuptial agreement. Read the …

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Bedell Firm Is Participating Sponsor in Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund hosted its annual Wine Tasting Gala in downtown Jacksonville this March. The event was an opportunity for the attorneys of …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wearable Technologies Can Make a Difference in Personal Injury and Other Cases

Any accessory that has the ability to connect to the internet and enable data to be exchanged between a network and the device is considered …

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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 …

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