Find an appellate law attorney in Florida to appeal from a decision or verdict of a trial court.
Appellate law attorneys tend to focus on appeals in either civil matters such as family law or in criminal matters in either state or federal court.
In addition to filing a brief to explain the issues on appeal, the appellate attorney might also make an oral argument before the court.
The appellate court will review the decisions and actions of the trial court and may affirm, reverse or remand the case.
Appellate law attorneys can also file a petition to a higher appellate court to review the case after a ruling on appeal. Appellate lawyers in Florida can also file interlocutory appeals or appellate writs.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Appellate Law - The term "appellate practice' is defined as dealing with "recognition and preservation of error committed by lower tribunals, and the presentation of argument concerning the presence or absence of such error to state or federal appellate courts through brief writing, writ and motion practice and oral argument."
Lawyers certified in Appellate Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have met the minimum standards for appellate practice certification. The standards set out in Rule 6-13.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of appellate practice (30% or more); handling of at least 25 appellate actions and 5 appellate oral arguments, 45 hours of approved appellate practice certification continuing legal education. Attorneys must also submit to peer review and written examination.
Rule 6-13.2 defines an appellate practice to include "evaluation and consultation regarding potential appellate issues or remedies in connection with proceedings in the lower tribunal prior to the initiation of the appellate process."
An appellate action seeks to review the decision of a lower tribunal in the state court, a federal district court, a United States court of appeals, or the Supreme Court of the United States.