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Florida Appellate Attorney

At Brownstone Law, our Florida appellate 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 our Florida appellate attorneys 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 criminal convictions and criminal sentencing can also contact our best appellate lawyers in Florida so that we can represent them on a criminal appeal in Florida. Contact our top appeal lawyers in Florida now to discuss your case at 1-888-233-8895 for a free consultation. Return to our main appeal page.

Connect with Robert Sirianni and our lead Florida appellate lawyer team via email or (888) 233-8895.

Appeals Attorneys in Florida

Appeals are complex. Our Florida appellate attorneys provide services across the state for appeals in civil and criminal cases. Clients rely on the Brownstone Law Firm to advance their appellate litigation issues before all Florida Courts of Appeal. Our Florida appellate attorneys 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 best appeal lawyers in Florida to review your case and discuss your appellate case in Florida.

Appeals are complex. Our Florida appellate attorneys provide services across the state for appeals in civil and criminal cases. Clients rely on the Brownstone Law Firm to advance their appellate litigation issues before all Florida Courts of Appeal. Our Florida appellate attorneys 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 best appeal lawyers in Florida to review your case and discuss your appellate case in Florida.

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Florida Criminal Appellate Attorneys

The Florida criminal appellate attorneys at Brownstone Law work with clients convicted of court crimes. Our Florida criminal appellate lawyers 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 appeals lawyers 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. A criminal appeal in Florida can result in a new trial or overturning a jury verdict.  Our best criminal appeal lawyers in Florida also handle 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 best criminal appeal lawyers in Florida are able to provide skill in a broad range of legal matters throughout the state of Florida and within the federal courts. Our Florida appellate lawyers 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.

Florida Appeal Lawyers

Appellate Law Firm in Florida

The Florida civil appeal lawyers at our law firm can handle civil appeals in Florida and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our civil Appeal attorneys Florida 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.

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Florida Civil Appeal Lawyers

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 SarasotaPensacolaKissimiseeFort 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. Our civil appellate attorneys Florida 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 the 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 issues at the trial court level
  • We can prepare reviews of administrative proceedings

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 appeal attorneys in Florida are known for quality, federal appellate advocacy, and our commitment to represent clients before every federal court of appeal in the United States. Our civil appellate lawyers and criminal appellate attorneys handle civil and criminal federal appeals, respectively, before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. When you’re ready to get your life back, contact our appeal lawyers in Florida at 1-888-233-8895. Our Florida appellate attorneys also handle federal appeals, civil appeals, criminal appeals and habeas corpus appeals.

Federal Appellate Law Firm in Florida

Brownstone’s Florida appellate attorneys 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 appellate attorneys are former prosecutors and law clerks, having handled hundreds of appeals.

There are several Federal Courthouses in Florida:

The Florida federal appellate 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.

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Florida Federal Appellate Litigation

The Florida federal appellate 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 Florida 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 Appellate Lawyers, 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.

Robert Sirianni

A well-known appellate lawyer, is here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape of Florida appeals. With his experience and expertise in the field, he is ready to provide you with the reliable legal advice and representation you need to get the best outcome for your case.

Expertise and Experience That You Can Trust

At Brownstone Law, our team of experienced Florida appellate lawyers is prepared to handle even the most challenging cases. We have an in-depth understanding of criminal law as well as a wide range of appellate issues. Our attorneys have represented clients in all levels of appeals including state and federal courts.

Winning Results Through Comprehensive Preparation

Our attorneys apply their knowledge and experience to develop a comprehensive strategy that will maximize your chances of success. We thoroughly examine every detail of your case from past decisions to current legislation. Our team is dedicated to providing strong advocacy services that will ensure your rights are protected during the appellate process.

Compassionate Representation for Your Case

Our team understands that taking on an appeal can be stressful and overwhelming. We strive to provide compassionate legal representation.

Appeal with Brownstone Law

When it comes to appeals, you want the best. Brownstone Law is your top choice for Florida appellate attorneys, offering experienced appellate lawyers and comprehensive legal advice.

Experienced Appellate Representation in Florida

Our team of experienced appellate attorneys have the knowledge and experience to successfully represent your case in the Florida appellate court. We are committed to providing you the best legal advice and representation.

Comprehensive Appellate Services

We offer comprehensive appellate services for all types of cases in Florida, from criminal appeals to divorce appeals. Our team of experienced attorneys will work with you every step of the way to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.

Personalized Strategies for Your Case

At Brownstone Law, we understand that no two cases are alike. That’s why we provide personalized strategies tailored to each individual case, helping you get the best possible outcome in your appeal.

Your Best Interests at Heart

At Brownstone Law, we are dedicated to protecting your interests and getting justice on your behalf. Our team of experienced lawyers will fight tirelessly to ensure that your rights are respected and that you get a fair hearing in court.  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 best appeal lawyers in Florida 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 group of appeal lawyers in Florida, serving the entire state and all District Courts of Appeals in Florida. Our Florida appellate lawyers provide federal appellate litigation to our clients in Florida, handling both civil and criminal appeals in federal courts.

Contact Brownstone Law at (888) 233-8895

News and Publications: Florida Appeals

Suzanne Harvey, etc. v. Geico General Insurance Company

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 appellate attorneys FloridaFlorida Civil Appeals

Jermaine Foster v. State of Florida (Florida Supreme Court)
Criminal Appeal in Florida (2018)
This case is before the Court on appeal from an order denying a successive motion to vacate two sentences of death under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const. Foster contends that the 3.850 post-conviction courts erred in summarily denying the three claims raised in his motion. The first claim is one of intellectual disability, raised pursuant to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Hall v. Florida, 572 U.S. 701 (2014), and the second and third claims seek relief pursuant to Hurst v. Florida, 136 S. Ct. 616 (2016), and this Court’s decision on remand in Hurst v. State, 202 So. 3d 40 (Fla. 2016), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 2161 (2017).  Read more about this Florida criminal appealsFlorida Criminal 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

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