Appellate Lawyers Serving the 11th Circuit, 1st and 5th DCAs
Our attorneys have years of experience handling appeals in the Federal Appellate Circuit Court and the Florida District Courts of Appeals. One of our attorneys worked as a Staff Attorney for the same Federal Appeals Court presided over by current a Supreme Court Justice. Please click this link to view an example of a brief she filed in the Eleventh Circuit Court: Williams Appeal.
Appeals in State and Federal Courts
At every level of the appeals system, Massey & Duffy, PLLC is here for you. Our lawyers have an outstanding reputation for trial litigation and conduct one of the premier appellate litigation practices in Florida. The lawyers have abilities that are essential for successful appellate practice, they are unmatched in their intellect, strategy, and possess exceptional research, analytical and writing abilities.
Appellate law requires a special set of highly refined legal skills and talent. Our appellate attorneys know that a thoroughly researched, precise legal argument is vital. We know the important questions to ask, which legal arguments to pursue, and which facts are necessary to the case. With this knowledge and experience our attorneys present persuasive arguments not only during the initial trial, but also to the District Courts of Appeals of Florida as well as the United States Courts of Appeals.
What is an appeal?
An appeal can be brought by either party, it is a request to change an official decision of a trial or administrative court. An appellant is typically concerned with the goal of overturning the verdict and obtaining a new trial. Appellate courts do not take new evidence. A case brought before the appellate court system is not about appealing the facts of the trial case, but rather looking into the process used to arrive at the facts. Was court procedure violated? Did the judge refuse to admit evidence that was admissible? Appellate attorneys search for injustices and work to locate weak points in the original case that can be used to support appellate court arguments.
An appeal must be filed after a final judgment, but the appeal process may begin much earlier. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law that make them an ideal appellate attorney at every step of the way, even during the initial trial. The lawyers at Massey & Duffy, PLLC, have years of success battling the most intricate cases. If you are seeking an experienced appellate attorney, contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.
What do appellate lawyers do?
- Thoroughly review and analyze trial records and documents
- Study case law
- Create persuasive briefs and appellate documents
- Advocate in court before appellate judges
- Assist trial counsel in issues at trial and preserving the record for appeal
Our Lawyers are Unparalleled in Their Abilities
Our appellate lawyers not only provide experienced legal guidance, but they are also persuasive writers, researchers and analysts of appellate issues. They know how to examine a case, identify and frame the legal issues, and write a compelling appellate brief. One of our appellate lawyers has worked for a federal court of appeals, handling a wide array of federal cases and participating in all aspects of appellate practice. This first-hand experience of appeals from the court’s perspective, and especially the participation in the court’s decision-making process, has furnished our lawyers with a unique and invaluable perspective on appeals.
Appellate law is a complex and challenging. Our legal team is innovative and will provide personal appellate representation for every case. If we are involved from the trial level, we will lay the foundation to either ensure a potential successful appeal or prevent one. We have a stunning track record of success. The law firm of Massey & Duffy is ready to help at any point in the proceeding.
We Will Make Your Case Appealing to Appellate Courts
With experience in state and federal courts of appeals, our attorneys represent appellants and appellees in appeals of final orders, interlocutory appeals, and writs of certiorari. Our appellate lawyers also handle appeals from administrative agency rulings at the local, state and federal levels. We have served not only clients whom we represented at trial, but also clients who retained us specifically for our appellate experience. In addition, our firm does not limit the appeals we take to any particular subject matter. We take cases arising in all areas of law and present them in a manner that maximizes their appeal to appellate courts.
Contact the Premier Florida Attorneys Today
If you would like to discuss your appeal, please contact our appellate lawyers at Massey & Duffy, PLLC, for a free consultation. Choosing a Florida appellate attorney is a big decision. Our lawyers have handled numerous appeals at the Eleventh Circuit Court, the First District Court of Appeal and the Fifth District Court of Appeal. This includes both written briefs and oral argument. We can advise you on the best course of action for your appeal and filing your notice of appeal.