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Appellate Practice

Appellate work demands a sharp focus on the legal questions involved as the grounds for an appeal can be typically narrow in scope.

Our appellate experience means we engage in having a precise understanding of the law’s construction, history and purpose as well as a thorough examination of the case precedent.

We are admitted to appear before the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Our understanding of complex case law combined with our skillful experience in writing briefs and presenting oral argument have served our clients with exceptional representation as well as providing successful results.

If you are seeking representation, we encourage you to contact us.

Some appellate decisions from our past representation include:
INSURANCE COVERAGE

Essex Builders Group, Inc v. Amerisure Ins. Co., 485 F. Supp. 2d 1302 (M.D.Fla 2006)

Allstate Indemnity Company v. Wise, 818 So.2d 524 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001), rev. denied, 817 So.2d 844 (Fla.2002)

Duncan Auto Realty, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Company, 754 So.2d 863 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000)

St. Paul Guardian v. Canterbury School, 548 So.2d 1159 (Fla. 2d DCA 1989)

IMMUNITY OF LONG TERM LESSORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

General Motors Acceptance Corporation v. Kraemer, 613 So.2d 483 (Fla. 2d DCA 1992)

SHERIFF'S LIABILITY

Kaisner v. Kolb, 543 So.2d 732 (Fla 2d DCA 1989)

EMPLOYMENT-NON COMPETITION CLAUSES

Xerographics v. Thomas, 537 So.2d 140 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988)

Best Towing and Recovery, Inc. v. Beggs, 531 So.2d 243 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988)

INDEMNITY

Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., 547 So.2d 148 (Fla. 2d DCA 1989)

Dick Corteau's GMC Truck Co. v. Commancho-Colon, 498 So.2d 1023 (Fla. 2d DCA 1986)

WORKER'S COMPENSATION

Jenkins v. Wilson, 397 So. 2d 773 (Fla. 1st DCA 1981)

Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners v. Jomo, 394 So.2d 214 (Fla. 1st DCA 1981)

FLORIDA INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION

Florida Insurance Guaranty Association v. Price, 450 So.2d 596 (Fla. 2d DCA 1984)

NEGLIGENT HIRING, TRAINING AND RETENTION

Texas Scaggs v. Joannides, 379 So. 2d (Fla. 2d DCA 1979), cert. denied, 381 So.2d 767 (Fla. 1980)

WORK-PRODUCT PRIVILEGE

Furman's Inc. v. Cameron, 816 So.2d 1265 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002)

SUBSTITUTED SERVICE OF PROCESS

Wise v. Warner, 932 So. 2d 591 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)

Smith v. Leaman, 826 So.2d 1077 (Fla.2d DCA 2002)

Woodworth v. Smith, 773 So.2d 770 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)

INADMISSIBILITY OF PAYMENT OF PIP BENEFITS IN A UM CASE

USAA Casualty Insurance Company v. Shelton, 932 So. 2d 591 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)

SETOFFS FOR PAYMENT BY A VICARIOUSLY LIABLE PARTY

Felgenhauer v. Bonds, 891 So.2d 1043 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004)

SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY FOR INTOXICATED MINOR

Trainor v. Estate of Hansen, 740 So.2d 1201 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999)