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

Best Law Firms 2020

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 1 firm in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville for excellence in the following practice areas:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation 
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • 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. O. David Barksdale, Allan F. Brooke II, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R.H. Farnell II, Michael Lockamy, Charles P. Pillans III and C. 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 2020 “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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