Attorneys Jeptha F. Barbour and Crystal T. Broughan named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®
Marks Gray is pleased to announce that Jeptha F. Barbour and Crystal T. Broughan have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2019. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Mr. Barbour was named for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. Ms. Broughan was awarded for Litigation-Intellectual Property.
Jep Barbour practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on; medical malpractice – defense, professional liability, products liability, general tort liability, and commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from Stetson College of Law and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Mr. Barbour is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), American Board of Trial Advocates, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association and is an Emeritus member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. He is AV® Preeminent peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell, named one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine and a Florida Super Lawyer.
Shareholder Crystal Broughan’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property matters such as trademarks, trade secrets, copyright infringement cases and domain name disputes. She prepares and files trademark and copyright applications, licensing agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements for a wide variety of clients. In addition, she represents clients before the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board on trademark disputes and the World Intellectual Property Organization on domain name disputes. Ms. Broughan is AV® Preeminent peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Florida Super Lawyer.
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