At Brownstone Law, our Florida appeals lawyers can handle civil and criminal appeal cases involving drug appeals, medical marijuana programs, business permits and torts, shareholder disputes, tax evasion, federal removal statute, copyright termination, international trade commission, insurance fraud and much more. Some of the motions that we are able to file at the Florida Supreme Court include motion for post-conviction relief, motion for habeas corpus, motion to withdraw plea and motion to vacate conviction. Defendants who are about to face the clemency and pardons board can also contact us so that we can represent them. Contact our Florida appeal attorneys now to discuss your case at 1-888-233-8895 for a free consultation. Return to our main appeal page.
Appeals are complex. Our firm is located in Florida and provides services across the state for appeals in civil and criminal cases. Clients rely on Brownstone Law Firm to advance their appellate litigation issues before all Florida Courts of Appeal. Our Florida appeal lawyers will file the notice of appeal with the proper court. We will then prepare the record on appeal for your case as well as the briefs before the appellate courts. Connect with our appeal lawyers to review your case and discuss your appellate case in Florida.
The Florida criminal appeal attorneys at Brownstone Law work with clients convicted of court crimes. We often appear at sentencing or post-trial in order to prepare for the criminal appeal and argue for a reduced sentence.
Appellate practice is all we do. Our Florida criminal appellate law firm can represent clients in civil and criminal appeals throughout Florida, and we are able to practice in every circuit court of appeal throughout the state. Appeals from the county go to a three judge panel where a panel of appeal judges review your cases for errors of law or fact. An criminal appeal in Florida can result in a new trial or over-turning a jury verdict. Our firm also handles federal white collar crime appeals in all US Circuit Courts. We provide personal attention and professional counsel in all areas of federal and state appellate practice, including civil and criminal appeals. Our Florida criminal appeal lawyers are able to provide skill in a broad range of legal matters throughout the state of Florida and within the federal courts. Our appellate attorneys in Florida also handle post-conviction motions in Florida, writs of habeas corpus, federal appeals in Florida, and motions to vacate sentence. Most post-conviction motions are governed under the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure.
The Florida federal appellate attorneys at our law firm can handle civil appeals in Florida and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our appellate law firm also represent clients in habeas corpus and criminal appeals. The firm also represents clients across Florida in Hollywood Florida courts of appeals, Miramar Florida appellate courts, appeals court in Palm Bay, and appellate courts in Lakeland Florida. During a federal trial, the judge has the discretion to allow witnesses or new evidence from either party. If the judge misapplies the law, allows evidence or facts to come into the court or be heard by a jury, the grounds for appealing become stronger and the chances of success increase.
Our analysis on civil appeals in Florida and our ability to handle appeals from trial courts in numerous states, and appearing at all levels of state and federal appellate court can help us obtain positive outcomes for clients in the corporate and business sectors. The firm also handles appeals in Sarasota, Pensacola, Kissimisee, Fort Myers, and Panama City Beach. Brownstone is your appellate advocate and we have all the skills and assets to advance the best position for your case on appeal. A Florida civil appeals lawyer can also present the best possible case for the preservation or reconsideration of a lower-court decision.
The goal in a trial court is to determine disputed facts. Appellate courts address, interpret and apply the law to the facts determined in the trail court. So, the proceedings involve written arguments presented by both parties. Here’s a brief description of the appellate process in federal appeals and Florida state court appeals.
Notice of appeal: You file a Notice of Appeal with the clerk of the trial court. Appeals are taken only from the final judgment or order, not from any decision. A time limit of 30 days is imposed on filing a Notice of Appeal.
Preparation of the record: The trial court clerk prepares the record. The appellant (you) must ensure that the record comprises all the transcripts and documents you want included.
Docketing statements and/or disclosures: You file statements identifying the parties involved in the case, names of attorneys presenting the parties and/or the issues involved in the appeal.
Appellate briefing: The briefs submitted by your attorney and the other party’s legal representatives are primarily considered by appellate judges. The briefs will, therefore, present legal arguments about the correctness of the court’s interpretation of the law or its application to the facts of the case. First, you submit the initial brief, then the other party provides the answer brief, and finally, you have the opportunity to repudiate the arguments by submitting the reply brief.
Oral argument: In some appeals cases, either party may request the court to allow an oral argument before the judges and answer any questions the judges may pose to them.
Appellate court’s decision: The appellate court issues the written decision, and in some cases, explains the reason for arriving at it. In Florida state appeals, most decisions are issued less than six months after the oral argument and typically less than one year after the appeal has been initiated. In federal appeals, decisions may be issued anywhere from a couple of months to two years after the initiation of the appeal.
Brownstone’s Florida federal appeal attorneys are known for quality, federal appellate advocacy, and our commitment to represent clients before every federal court of appeal in the United States. Our appellate lawyers handle civil and criminal federal appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. When you’re ready to get your life back, contact our attorneys at 1-888-233-8895. Our attorneys also handle federal appeals, civil appeals, criminal appeals and habeas corpus appeals.
Brownstone appeal lawyers take cases from federal court to all of the United States Courts of Appeals in the nation. The firm is one of the country’s most experienced appellate litigation law firm for federal appeals in civil and criminal cases. Our lawyers have a reputation for taking difficult appeals from Florida federal courts, practicing in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee.
We have extensive experience advocating before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our Florida appeal lawyers are former prosecutors and law clerks, having handled hundreds of appeals.
The Florida federal appeal attorneys at our firm handle appeals in contracts, advertising, oil and gas, securities, government, criminal, commercial, labor and much more. Contact one of our Florida federal appeal lawyers to discuss any matter. We are a dedicated group of lawyers that are focused on providing results for our clients statewide.
The Florida federal appeal attorneys at Brownstone are dedicated to federal appeals and federal court representation. Members of our firm are former law clerks, former prosecutors and members of the Order of the Coif. A key aspect of our success is the appellate team we have assembled to handle each unique appellate case before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal and United States Supreme Court. We also handle complex appeals before Supreme Court of Florida.
After trial, a defendant may appeal the conviction and jury verdict. You only have 10 days to file a notice or intent to seek an appeal, which means there is no time to waste. This deadline is critical. If you miss the deadline to file an appeal contact, a criminal appeal attorney and we may be able to initiate your appeal based on excusable neglect. During an appeal, appellate courts review the transcripts and record from the district court proceedings. As Florida Federal Appeal Attorneys, we review mistakes committed by the lower court. We raise issues on appeal by writing a brief to the appellate court. In criminal cases, a defendant may be entitled to oral argument before the appellate court to clarify certain issues. Oral argument is an opportunity to emphasize certain arguments in the brief and to answer questions by the court. If you win an appeal, the case is sent to the district court either for a new trial, new sentencing or release. However, the government may petition for rehearing or by writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. A petition for writ of certiorari is not an appeal—it is only a request by a losing party to have the Supreme Court consider the case.
There are five Florida District Courts of Appeals. The First District Court of Appeals in Florida handles cases from Tallahassee. The Second District Court of Appeal is Located in Lakeland, Florida. Miami is home to the Third District Court of Appeals in Florida that handles cases from south-Florida and Miami-Dade. The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Florida is located in West Palm Beach and handles civil and criminal appeals in Florida. The Fifth DCA handles appeals from Orlando, Daytona, and Volusia County.
Contact our Florida federal appeal attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will cover all of your issues and determine what appellate options are available to you. Connect with Brownstone Law today.
Effective appellate advocacy requires unique skills. Quality is what matters most at the Florida federal appellate level. Our criminal appeals lawyers in Florida are some of the hardest workings in the nation, striving to persuade judges to apply the correct body of law to a case in Florida.
We have a unique appellate group in Florida, serving the entire state and all District Courts of Appeals in Florida. Brownstone Law provides federal appellate litigation to our clients in Florida, handling both civil and criminal appeals in federal courts.
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Florida Civil Appeal (Florida Supreme Court) (2018)
This case involves the application of the law of bad faith, which imposes a fiduciary obligation on an insurer to protect its insured from a judgment that exceeds the limits of the insured’s policy. The specific issue, in this case, is whether the Fourth District Court of Appeal misapplied this Court’s bad faith precedent and relied on inapplicable federal precedent when it reversed the judgment entered in favor of the insured after a jury found that the insurer acted in bad faith in failing to settle the claim. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Harvey, 208 So. 3d 810, 812 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017). The Fourth District concluded that “the evidence was insufficient as a matter of law to show that the insurer acted in bad faith,” and, “even if the insurer’s conduct were deficient, the insurer’s actions did not cause the excess judgment.” Id. Read more about civil appeals attorneys in Florida: Florida Civil Appeals
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