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Chamber Ranks Bedell Firm Among Top Litigation Firms

Chambers and Partners, based in London, has recently released its 2012 Chamber USA Guide “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,” ranking the leading firms and lawyers throughout America.  For the tenth consecutive year, the Bedell Firm is ranked among the top litigation firms in the country, among the top fifteen firms in Florida, and the only listed litigation firm based in Jacksonville.

According to Chambers, the rankings identify the leading lawyers and law firms “through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients.”  Chambers provides the following information concerning the Bedell Firm:

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

  • THE FIRM.  This Jacksonville-based litigation boutique is one of the oldest firms in Florida and has an impressive track record.  The firm enjoys a solid reputation for its efficient handling of complex commercial and criminal litigation in both state and federal courts.  The group also offers expertise in matters relating to product liability, professional malpractice, construction, environmental and personal injury.
  • Sources say: “I respect them highly.  It is always a challenge but also joyful to work against them.”  “Very skilled, civil and professional.”
  • KEY INDIVIDUALS.  Former president of the Florida Bar Henry Coxe is an experienced white-collar criminal defense lawyer.  He has long-standing experience in defending clients in state and federal courts, and has “an outstanding reputation for this type of work,” say sources.  Clients and peers alike hail John DeVault as “a gentleman lawyer who reminds you of the way it should be done,” and describe him as “a real lawyer’s lawyer.”  He is highly accomplished in handling both commercial litigation and legal malpractice defense.  Charles Pillans receives praise from market commentators as a “solid litigator.”  He advises clients on complex commercial litigation as well as white-collar criminal matters.

In addition to ranking law firms, the publication also ranks individual lawyers in designated Bands.  In the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigation Henry Coxe is listed in Band 1, and is the only Jacksonville lawyer in this category listed in Bands 1, 2 or 3.  In the area of Litigation: General Commercial, only four Jacksonville lawyers are listed and two of those are members of the Bedell firm:  John DeVault and Charles Pillans.

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