Appeals2018-07-31T10:30:07+00:00

Tenacity, attention to detail and lots of sticky notes.

Tenacity, attention to detail and lots of sticky notes.

We approach appeals with the same collaboration and scrutiny as we do litigation at the trial level. From the outset, we provide a realistic assessment of your case on appeal, and options.

Our lawyers handle appeals at all levels, in both state and federal court, including in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

We are aggressive advocates, litigating appeals not only based on black letter law, but also by advancing difficult or creative positions when fitting. We bring to each appeal a depth of experience, analysis and understanding of the appellate process through our primary appellate practice, amicus practice, frequent handling of court appointed appeals, and appellate clerkship experience.

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We provide a full range of appellate services. We have extensive experience briefing and arguing appeals, including merits briefing, petitions, extraordinary writs, interlocutory appeals, appeals related motions, and mediation. We also submit amicus curiae briefs on behalf of clients to assist appellate courts in analyzing important legal issues impacting them. We are engaged in appeals that were handled by the firm at the trial level, as well as matters in which the firm did not serve as trial counsel. Additionally, we aid trial counsel both within the firm and at other firms by preparing and arguing critical legal motions on issues that may later be argued on appeal, and work with trial counsel to preserve appellate arguments.

We approach appeals with the same collaboration and scrutiny as we do litigation at the trial level. From the outset, we provide a realistic assessment of your case on appeal, and options.

Our lawyers handle appeals at all levels, in both state and federal court, including in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

We are aggressive advocates, litigating appeals not only based on black letter law, but also by advancing difficult or creative positions when fitting. We bring to each appeal a depth of experience, analysis and understanding of the appellate process through our primary appellate practice, amicus practice, frequent handling of court appointed appeals, and appellate clerkship experience.

Breadth

We provide a full range of appellate services. We have extensive experience briefing and arguing appeals, including merits briefing, petitions, extraordinary writs, interlocutory appeals, appeals related motions, and mediation. We also submit amicus curiae briefs on behalf of clients to assist appellate courts in analyzing important legal issues impacting them. We are engaged in appeals that were handled by the firm at the trial level, as well as matters in which the firm did not serve as trial counsel. Additionally, we aid trial counsel both within the firm and at other firms by preparing and arguing critical legal motions on issues that may later be argued on appeal, and work with trial counsel to preserve appellate arguments.

You can learn more about how we work from our top five case studies below and our extended representative case list.

You can learn more about how we work from our top five case studies below and our representative case list.

DESCRIPTIVE vs. MEANINGFUL

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on DESCRIPTIVE vs. MEANINGFUL

Strategy: Be creative in all endeavors; even golf. ||||

On appeal in the Eleventh Circuit, Don Hayden and team successfully defended the federal district court’s summary judgment which they had obtained in favor of […]

FORECLOSURE PROCESSING FIRM – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT AND FOURTH DCA AFFIRMANCES

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on FORECLOSURE PROCESSING FIRM – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT AND FOURTH DCA AFFIRMANCES

Strategy: Tenacity and attention to detail.

In this case, multiple lawsuits against the client filed by the same Plaintiff in both state and federal court were thwarted repeatedly by aggressive and creative major motion practice in […]

AMICUS – US SUPREME COURT

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on AMICUS – US SUPREME COURT

Strategy: Amicus briefs are your friends.

In this case, Lara Grillo filed an amicus brief on behalf of a national organization in support of the Respondent seeking affirmance of the lower court’s decision in its favor. […]

CRIMINAL APPEAL – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT REVERSAL OF CONVICTION

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on CRIMINAL APPEAL – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT REVERSAL OF CONVICTION

Strategy: Keep it simple.

In connection with a government sting operation, the client was convicted of conspiracy to rob a cocaine stash house under the Hobbs Act. The alleged conspirators were to meet in the parking […]

DISMISSAL OF COMMERCIAL CLAIMS – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMANCE

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on DISMISSAL OF COMMERCIAL CLAIMS – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMANCE

Strategy: Timing is everything / If you’re not fast – you’re last. ||||

On appeal in the Eleventh Circuit, Don Hayden and team successfully defended the district court’s judgment in the client’s favor after […]