Our Story 60 years in the making  

In the 1950’s, law firm founders John Gould, Byron Cooksey and Darrell Fennell sought to establish a firm that would reflect a commitment to service within the Treasure Coast.

From the ground up, they built a firm that reflected their values – as active and established leaders in the community.

60 years later, Gould Cooksey Fennell is an enduring presence in the Treasure Coast legal community. With 14 attorneys practicing in seven distinct areas of law, our firm’s attorneys strive for excellence in serving the diverse needs of the community. Gould Cooksey Fennell attorneys successfully drive progress and surpass client expectations.

Since 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Gould Cooksey Fennell as a Tier One law firm, showcasing the firm’s commitment to excellence by listing it as one of the best law firms in the nation.



Gould Cooksey Fennell is located in the beautiful city of Vero Beach, Florida and proudly serves the Treasure Coast.

The Truth is in the Numbers Good work that is worth sharing  

  • $150 Million
    recent personal injury
    verdicts & settlements
  • 100% of Estate
    Planning Attorneys
    hold Masters of Law degree in
    Estate Planning or Tax
  • $1.1 Billion
    in total real estate
    closings since 2013
  • 60 Years
    serving the legal needs
    of our community
  • #1
    only firm with primary office
    on the Treasure Coast listed
    as "Best Law Firm" by
    US News & World Report

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