Marks Gray Attorneys Participate in JALA Estate Intake Night

Six Attorneys and Staff from Marks Gray help the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Group further their Pro-Bono efforts

Marks Gray at JALA Event Oct. 11th 2016

Pictured L to R: Michael Bittner, Jared Wilkerson, Michael Kendall, Crystal Broughan, Lisa Grosskruger-Edler, and Ed Birk of Marks Gray

Marks Gray was proud to support JALA on Tuesday, October 11th at their Estate Intake Planning evening. This month JALA is hosting several community events to support and bring awareness to the  National Pro-Bono Celebration Week being held October 23 – 29, 2016 throughout Northeast Florida. For more information about upcoming Legal Aid events, please visit their website.

Jill Bechtold Presented at the Fall Hospital Insurance Forum CEO Conference

Marks Gray Shareholder continues to be an industry leading presenter in “Reptile Theory”

Jill Bechtold

Jill Bechtold

Shareholder Jill Bechtold represented Marks Gray recently at the Hospital Insurance Forum CEO Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. Ms. Bechtold was a featured speaker at the event. She presented  on the topic of “Defense Strategies for Reptile Theory and EMR.”

About Jill F. Bechtold

Ms. Bechtold practices in the areas of medical and professional liability defense, products liability and general civil litigation defense. She has been recognized as a top lawyer by Florida Super Lawyer and Florida Trend magazines, has an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Chester Bedell Inn of Court, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Ms. Bechtold represents both individual and enterprise clients. She is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2015 as well as a Jacksonville Business Journal 2015 Woman of Influence. Ms. Bechtold earned her law degree from the University of Florida and joined Marks Gray in 2013. She speaks nation-wide before defense lawyers on Reptile Strategy and related topics. She can be reached at [email protected].       

About Hospital Insurance Forum

Established in 1987, Hospital Insurance Forum (HIF) is a non-profit association that shares information and exchanges ideas about health care issues and concerns. Currently, there are 27 active members throughout the United States and Canada. Members include insurance companies, group self-insurance pools, trust programs, and physician companies that specialize in health care professional liability and general liability insurance for hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers. Their mission is to provide members a forum for education, idea sharing, and networking to reduce their overall cost of risk while promoting patient safety.

 

Giselle Carson Elected as Officer on JAA Board

Immigration Attorney and Shareholder Giselle Carson was elected to serve as Vice Chairwoman of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board on Monday night.

Ms. Carson, who originally served as Treasurer of the Board, was appointed by Governor Scott in 2014.

The JAA oversees airport issues in Duval County.

Giselle Carson

Crystal T. Broughan named Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville Business Journal 2016 BizTech Innovation Awards

Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan was recently named the Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville in the 4th Annual BizTech Innovation Awards hosted by the Jacksonville Business Journal. She will receive her award at their upcoming awards luncheon on Thursday, October 20th. We will share more information and links to the article about her practice as the event approaches.

Crystal T. Broughan

 

Congratulations, Ms. Broughan!

Crystal T. Broughan to lead panel discussion at Jacksonville SBRN Luncheon

Marks Gray Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan to lead panel discussion at Small Business Resource Network Meeting on September 22, 2016, at the Jacksonville Marriott

Crystal T. Broughan

Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan

Marks Gray will serve as the September luncheon sponsor at the upcoming SBRN meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Jacksonville Marriott. Intellectual Property Attorney and Shareholder Crystal T. Broughan will lead a panel discussion with SBRN members on the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Anyone who is interested in attending to learn more about how Intellectual Property affects your business can register on the SBRN website.

Meagan L. Logan Receives Defense Verdict

Marks Gray Shareholder Meagan L. Logan receives complete defense verdict in four-day federal trial Cohen v. City of Jasper

Meagan L. Logan

Meagan L. Logan

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Meagan L. Logan of Marks Gray, P.A. received a complete defense verdict on September 1, 2016, following a four-day jury trial in Federal Court (Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division). Ms. Logan represented The City of Jasper, Florida in Cohen v. The City of Jasper, Florida. Mr. Cohen, a former Captain for the Jasper Police Department brought claims against the City of Jasper for false arrest and violation of his liberty interest without due process of law following his resignation from the Jasper Police Department after an administrative investigation revealed that Mr. Cohen had accepted payment from the City of Jasper for his official duties while also receiving payment from the County for officiating youth sports during his regularly assigned shift for the City of Jasper. A jury found that Mr. Cohen had voluntarily resigned his employment with the Jasper Police Department and that the City of Jasper did not violate Mr. Cohen’s right to be free from unreasonable restraint or arrest.

About Meagan L. Logan
Meagan L. Logan joined Marks Gray, P.A. in 2008. Ms. Logan practice is concentrated in the areas of product liability, construction litigation, civil litigation, and insurance defense. Meagan Logan is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Logan is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Georgia State and Superior Courts and the Georgia Court of Appeals and all Florida Courts. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Women Lawyer Association. She has been named to Florida Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star’s list since 2010.

About Marks Gray, P.A.
Marks Gray, P.A., with offices in downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, is a multi-faceted law firm with 24 attorneys experienced in a wide range of practice areas. Marks Gray takes immense pride in one century of highly personalized service and litigation. The attorneys at Marks Gray represent local, regional, national and international clients in a variety of matters. The firm’s diverse practices include an extensive commercial and tort litigation defense, professional liability defense, intellectual property, banking, real estate, business and employment law, commercial transactions, probate, taxation, wealth succession, immigration and workers’ compensation. To learn more about Marks Gray and the services offered, please visit www.marksgray.com.

Shareholder Giselle Carson featured in magazine

Immigration Attorney and Marks Gray Shareholder Giselle Carson was the subject of the latest Florida Coastal Alumni Spotlight feature in the Attorney at Law magazine. We are grateful to have Giselle and her Immigration team at our office.

Congratulations, Giselle! 

Click here to read the story.

Marks Gray hosts August ACC Social

Association of Corporate Counsel members and families join the Marks Gray team at a Jacksonville Armada Soccer Match

Deremer Studios Jacksonville Commercial Photography - www.deremerstudios.com

Deremer Studios Jacksonville Commercial Photography – www.deremerstudios.com

 

Marks Gray was pleased to host the August ACC Social this week. We were fortunate to be joined by Nate of Deremer Studios to take some awesome photos of our event. Click here to see the entire Facebook photo album. Don’t forget to share your favorite pic with your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Marks Gray Attorneys Included in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Two Attorneys recognized as 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in respective categories in Jacksonville, FL

 

Six lawyers from Marks Gray, P.A. law firm were selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Best Lawyers 2017 from Marks Gray PA in Jacksonville FL

The following attorneys were listed in their respective practice areas.

Jeptha F. Barbour:

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants* – Mr. Barbour was named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville, FL.

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 

Susan S. Erdelyi:

Employment Law – Management* – Ms. Erdelyi was named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Employment Law-Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville, FL.

Litigation – Labor and Employment

 

Frederick H. Kent, III:

Banking and Finance Law

Real Estate Law

 

Gerald W. Weedon:

Commercial Litigation

Products Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

Mary Bland Love:

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants* – This is Mary Bland Love’s first inclusion in the Best Lawyers listing

 

Edward L. Birk:

Employment Law – Individuals

 

                                 

About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

 

 

About Marks Gray, P.A.

Marks Gray, P.A., with offices in downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, is a multi-faceted law firm with 27 attorneys experienced in a wide range of practice areas. Marks Gray takes immense pride in one century of highly personalized service and litigation. The attorneys at Marks Gray represent local, regional, national and international clients in a variety of matters. The firm’s diverse practices includes an extensive commercial and tort litigation defense, professional liability defense, intellectual property, banking, real estate, business and employment law, commercial transactions, probate, taxation, wealth succession, immigration and workers’ compensation. To learn more about Marks Gray and the services offered, please visit www.marksgray.com.

 

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Shareholder Crystal Broughan Answers your Frequently Asked Questions in her latest blog series

You Created It. We Protect It.

A blog by Crystal Broughan

Crystal T. Broughan

Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal Broughan answers your FAQ’s regarding all things Intellectual Property in her blog series. Each week she will be posting articles to help you better understand what Intellectual Property law is and how her team can assist your business. If you have an IP question you’d like Crystal to cover, email her at [email protected].

Volume 1: Trademarks

 

Volume 2: Copyrights

 

Volume 3: Trade Secrets

 

Crystal Broughan is an intellectual property law attorney with Marks Gray, P.A.  If you would like to learn more about Marks Gray’s intellectual property law services please contact Ms. Broughan at [email protected] or 904-807-2180.