Florida Appeal Lawyers

At Brownstone Law, our Florida appeal attorneys 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 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 (855) 776-2773 for a free consultation. Return to our main appeal page.

Appeals Attorneys in Florida

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 appeal.

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Criminal Appeals Attorneys in Florida

top Florida Appeal Attorneys

The Florida appeal attorneys at Brownstone work with clients convicted of court crimes. We often appear at sentencing or post-trial in order to prepare for the appeal and argue for a reduced sentence.

Appellate practice is all we do. Our Florida 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 appeal can result in a new trial or over-turning a jury verdict. We provide personal attention and professional counsel in all areas of federal and state appellate practice, including civil and criminal appeals. Our Florida 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, writs of habeas corpus, federal appeals in Florida, and motions to vacate sentence.  

Florida Appeal Attorneys

Appellate Law Firm in Florida

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. 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.

Circuit Courts in Florida

  • First Circuit – Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton
  • Second Circuit – Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla
  • Third Circuit – Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
  • Fourth Circuit – Clay, Duval and Nassau
  • Fifth Circuit – Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter
  • Sixth Circuit – Pasco and Pinellas
  • Seventh Circuit – Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia
  • Eighth Circuit – Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union
  • Ninth Circuit – Orange and Osceola
  • Tenth Circuit – Hardee, Highlands, and Polk
  • Eleventh Circuit – Dade
  • Twelfth Circuit – Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota
  • Thirteenth Circuit – Hillsborough
  • Fourteenth Circuit – Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
  • Fifteenth Circuit – Palm Beach
  • Sixteenth Circuit – Monroe
  • Seventeenth Circuit – Broward
  • Eighteenth Circuit – Brevard and Seminole
  • Nineteenth Circuit – Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie
  • Twentieth Circuit – Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee

Florida Civil Appeal Lawyers

Our analysis on appeal 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. 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 appeals lawyer can also present the best possible case for the preservation or reconsideration of a lower-court decision. Services offered by Brownstone include:

  • We can advise clients on appellate issues during and after trial
  • We can draft and prepare motions in limine, jury instructions, and verdict forms
  • We can brief and argue appeals on the merits
  • We can brief motions in the trial courts
  • We can handle regulatory appeals and appeals before governmental bodies
  • We can prepare petitions for interlocutory writs
  • We can prepare responses at all appellate court levels
  • We can provide advice to trial counsel and assistance in briefing significant legal issue at the trial court level
  • We can prepare reviews of administrative proceedings

Contact a Florida civil appeal lawyer or a Florida criminal appeal lawyer for a free consultation. (855) 776-2773


Appeal Lawyers in Florida

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.

Florida Federal Appeal Attorneys

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 (855) 776-2773. Our attorneys also handle federal appeals, civil appeals, criminal appeals and habeas corpus appeals. 

Federal Appellate Law Firm in Florida

Florida Federal Appeal Attorneys

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.

Florida Federal Appellate Litigation

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.

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.

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.


News and Publications: Florida Appeals
Rashia Wilson. v. United States of America; December 4, 2014; Case No. 13-13468

Brownstone overturns verdict in Rashia Wilson appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In Appeal No. 13-13468, Rashia Wilson, pursuant to a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to two counts of a 57-count indictment returned against her and Maurice J. Larry: Count Three, wire fraud committed on April 21, 2012, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343; and Count Forty-Seven, aggravated identity theft committed the same day in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A.

Read the opinion vacating the case and charges for tax fraud. Rashia Wilson

Read a recent Tampa Bay Time article on the Appeal.

Jeffrey Michael Smith Jr. v. State of Florida May 12th 2014 Case No. 2D13-4299

Following a jury trial, Mr. Smith explained to the Trial Court that a seated juror may have failed to disclose that she knew details about his case during jury selection. Mr. Smith requested to interview the juror. The Trial Court denied Mr.Smith’s request. Download Appellant’s Complete Initial Brief

Patrick James Clark v. State of Florida May 15th 2014 Case No. 5D14-320

The Appellant, Patrick James Clark, by and through the undersigned counsel and pursuant to Rule 9.141(b)(3) of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, hereby appeals the denial of his Amended Motion for Post-Conviction Relief. This Court has jurisdiction over the instant appeal pursuant to Rule 9.110(b) of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. Download Appellant’s Complete Initial Brief

Michael Boyington v. State of Florida March 21st, 2013 Case No. 06-514-CF

This case arises from allegations that Petitioner shot Mr. Aprid Balint (“Mr. Balint”) with a .44 caliber rifle on October 20, 2006 as Mr. Balint menacingly waived a bush axe and advanced towards Petitioner. Read more about this Florida appeal here: Boyington v. Florida – Supreme Court of Florida – First District Court of Appeal

License Acquisitions v. Debary Real Estate Holdings; Case No. SC-13-968

Appellants, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering (DBPR), License Acquisitions, LLC, and West Volusia Racing, Inc., f/k/a Volusia Jai-Alai, Inc., appeal the First District’s per curiam decision declaring section 550.054(14)(a) to be invalid as a special law enacted without either providing advance notice of intent to enact the law or conditioning the law’s effectiveness upon a referendum of the electors of the areas affected in violation of article III, section 10, of the Florida Constitution. Based on this ruling, the district court concluded that the trial court should have granted the appellees’ motion for summary judgment.

Read more about this Florida appeal here: License Acquisitions v. Debary Real Estate Holdings

Alan Wade v. State of Florida; Case No. SC-13-1003

Appellant, Alan Lyndell Wade appeals an order of the circuit court denying his motion to vacate his convictions and sentences—including two convictions for first-degree murder and two sentences of death—filed under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. Wade was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of  kidnapping, and two counts of robbery in connection with the murders of Carol and Reggie Sumner in July 2005. Wade v. State, 41 So. 3d 857, 862 (Fla. 2010). Wade and his codefendants, Michael Jackson and Tiffany Cole, were tried separately for the crimes. Bruce Nixon was also involved in the crimes but pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and received concurrent sentences of forty-five years in prison.

Read more about this Florida Supreme Court Criminal appeal here: Florida Criminal Appeal – Alan Wade v. State of Florida


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