Florida Appellate Lawyers
Helping You Appeal Trial Verdicts
If you want to appeal a trial verdict from a judge or jury, it’s important to choose a skilled appellate lawyer to identify issues for appeal and argue them effectively in appellate court or to defend against an appeal brought by your opponent. The appeals process is complicated and not just any lawyer will do. To pursue an appeal you may need to first convince a panel of judges that there is jurisdiction over your issue. An appellate attorney must also analyze the trial court proceedings and demonstrate that proper procedures or precedent was not followed such that there is a compelling reason for reversing the verdict. For these reasons and others, appealing a decision requires an attorney with special skills and experience, one who already knows the best strategies to persuade appellate judges.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has the experience and know-how to advise you on your appeal. A Florida appellate attorney on our team can meet with you, analyze the proceedings, review the lower court’s decision and research the law that could help you succeed.
Is an Appeal the Same as a Retrial?
An appeal is not the same as a retrial. Unlike a trial lawyer who builds a case for a jury, an appellate attorney researches, writes and anticipates the answers an appellate court will want. They prepare thoughtful arguments—both written and oral—to persuade judges, not jurors. In most instances, an appeal is your last opportunity to seek the justice to which you are entitled.
Offering Legal Support for Florida Trial Lawyers
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen also provides experienced legal support to Florida trial lawyers. Our trial support functions include providing research, writing, and oral argument assistance. We can help you prepare and argue dispositive pre-trial legal motions, including summary judgment motions, motions seeking punitive damages, in limine, jury instructions, and post-trial motions. We can also provide support of discreet legal issues that may arise in your cases. In this regard, we have expertise and proven success litigating efforts to obtain adverse medical incident information under Florida’s Amendment 7 in medical malpractice cases. Our legal team can help you navigate complicated areas of law and increase your chances for a successful outcome in the trial court and protect your clients’ rights in the case of an appeal. If you have a need for trial support or appellate counsel, contact us for a free consultation. We can provide comprehensive assistance on all aspects of appellate law.