Mary Bland Love

Of Counsel

1200 Riverplace Boulevard
Suite 800
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904) 398-0900
Fax: (904) 399-8440


Mary Bland Love is an active lawyer, with a practice focused on medical and general civil liability.  Ms. Love most often represents the defense in cases focused on hospital and physician liability and physician representation before the Department of Health.

Ms. Love has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1997 and served as President of the Jacksonville Chapter in 2002. She was selected as her Chapter’s Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011. She is a member of Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel, where she served as President from 1987-1988. She has Emeritus Status with The Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Master 1998-2005, Barrister 1987-90). Ms. Love has also served on The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section Executive Council (1999-2002) and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (2001-2006). She is a board member of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Foundation and the Jacksonville Women’s Network, where she also serves as Chair of the Legal Section. In addition, she has served as President, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., (1986-87); Board Member, Florida Legal Services, Inc., (1987-88); and Member, Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civ.) (1989-95).

Mary Bland Love often speaks at local and regional professional seminars on the topics of Professionalism and Ethics, and Medical Liability matters.

Ms. Love continues to serve her community both in and out of the office.  She enjoys serving on community boards with a focus on serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled.  Ms. Love also serves as an Elder at her church, St. Johns Presbyterian.  In her leisure time, Mary Love enjoys spending time with her family, reading, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling with her husband, Bob Gobelman.