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

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The Bedell Firm was honored as one of the 2021 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Bedell Firm was recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville for excellence in over a dozen practice areas ranging from Criminal Defense to Commercial Litigation:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Nine of the Bedell Firm’s attorneys were also listed in this year’s Best Lawyers in America for excellence in practice areas from Criminal Defense to Commercial Litigation. Among the honorees, Bedell Firm attorney R.H. Farnell II received a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” award. David Barksdale, Allan F. Brooke II, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R.H. Farnell II, Michael Lockamy and Warren Tripp, Jr. were all recognized.

The U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. For the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list, clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also peer-voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

The entire database featuring all rankings in all tiers is available at

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