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With over 150 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have routinely engage in appellate work, helping clients seek review of, or defend the results reached by, a trial court.  We understand that quasi-judicial bodies and judges do not always get it right the first time.  We also appreciate that obtaining a good result can be important to protect.  Our strength is in dedicating the effort needed to thoroughly write an appellate brief, whether an initial brief, answer brief or reply brief.  We possess the writing skills you need, including attorneys who booked legal writing and graduated with honors.  Where appropriate, we also assist clients in preserving and perfecting attorneys’ fees claims on appeal.  In fact, we have successfully prevailed on appeals where clients were awarded attorneys’ fees for the trial and the appeal.

  • County Court Appeals
  • Circuit Court Appeals
  • Interlocutory Appeals
  • Appeal of Final Judgment
  • Petition for Writ of Certiorari
  • Petition for Writ of Mandamus
  • Appeal of Zoning Denials
  • Discovery Challenges
  • Family Law Appeals


Sample of Reported Decisions:

Patel v. Sparrow, 2021 Fla. App. LEXIS 13578, 325 So. 3d 865, 2021 WL 4535653 (Fla. 5th DCA 2021)

Successfully defended trial court’s final judgment award based on a breach of contract action, including recovering attorney’s fees and costs at trial and on appeal.

Powers v. Powers, 2021 Fla. App. LEXIS 12332, 323 So. 3d 738, 2021 WL 3732791 (Fla. 5th DCA 2021)

Successfully defended trial court’s final judgment awarding of permanent alimony, child support, retroactive alimony and child support, as well as attorney’s fees and costs.

Cooper v. Cooper, 318 So. 3d 1291, 2021 Fla. App. LEXIS 9487, 46 Fla. L. Weekly D 1506 (Fla. 5th DCA 2021)

Successfully defended a trial court’s final dissolution judgment, awarding child support and deviating from the 7th Circuit Timesharing Guidelines based on best interests of the child.

Dimattia v. Fairways Condo. at Palm Coast, 2021 Fla. Cir. LEXIS 3222 (Fla. Circuit Court, Flagler County 2021)

Successfully compelled discovery on behalf of a condominium association.

Mishpaja Shajine, Inc. v. Granada Ins. Co., 319 So. 3d 762, 2021 Fla. App. LEXIS 6383, 46 Fla. L. Weekly D 1027, 2021 WL 1773843 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2021)

Successfully appealed a trial court’s entry of summary judgment when court abused its discretion by not allowing an amended answer to the complaint.

St. Augustine v. Boomerang, LLC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118785, 2020 WL 3790588 (M.D. Fla. July 7, 2020)

Successfully prevented a case from being removed to federal court based on a lack of subject matter jurisdiction, thereby preserving the local government’s state court action.

Clarke v. Henslin, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38993, 2020 WL 1049171 (M.D. Fla. February 13, 2020)

Successfully negotiated the resolution of a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case.

Ward Edwards, Inc. v. Devlin Grp., Inc., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 196300, 2019 WL 5962674 (M.D. Fla. November 13, 2019)

Successfully defended a client from a motion for proceedings supplementary and impleader of non-parties.

Holder v. Ausit St. Augustine, LLC, 2020 Fla. App. LEXIS 11079, 300 So. 3d 664, 2020 WL 4582198 (Fla. 5th DCA 2020)

Successfully defended a final judgment for employer who obtained treble damage award based on employee’s theft.

Sebastian Inland Harbor Dev., L.L.C. v. City of St. Augustine, 2005 Fla. App. LEXIS 10636, 905 So. 2d 899

Successfully represented City of St. Augustine in defense of competitive selection process for City’s harbor development project.

In addition to the above referenced cases, we have represented clients in dozens of appeals challenging zoning denials and defending zoning approvals, including rezonings, planned unit development approvals, special use permits, variances, and other similar land use and development orders.