News & Noteworthy

Coastal Law alumnus named 'Trial Lawyer of the Year'


On Friday, January 29, William (Billy) Tedford, Coastal Law class of 2007, was named the Trial Lawyer of the Year by 4th Circuit Public Defender, Matt Shirk (also a Coastal Law graduate). In addition, Tedford’s defense team in a particular case won the award for the Exemplary Team Performance of the Year.
Most of Shirk’s 150 attorneys, secretaries, investigators and paralegals from the Duval, Clay and Nassau County offices were present as part of the annual meeting, where the Tedford received the award.
While a Coastal Law student, Tedford performed an externship in the Public Defender’s office.


Moot Court Honor board earns national title


A Coastal Law team won the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition held this weekend at the Harvard Law School. The brief writers/oralists were Joseph Grant and Angelina (Angie) Zon. Avery Sander was the Team Manager and Adjunct Professor Nick Martino coached the team.