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.