Appellate law, also known as the appeals process, is the system of rules and procedures used by higher courts to review judgments previously entered by lower trial courts. These appeals occur when one of the parties involved in the case claims an error was made in the trial court’s decision or process. What makes appellate law unique is that appellate courts do not have a jury and do not evaluate guilt, innocence or liability—but they do evaluate whether the trial court made any mistakes in interpreting and applying the law or in legal procedure.
Keller Landsberg PA does not typically view “Appellate Practice” as a discrete practice area, since every lawsuit has the potential to be appealed, and our attorneys are capable of handling an appeal. We have handled appellate cases on behalf of numerous clients before Florida appellate courts and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Our attorneys understand how to effectively prepare appellate cases. In most of our practice areas, we have represented both clients bringing suit and those facing claims, which enables us to look at an appellate case from a well-rounded perspective and develop a more effective approach for each client.
Appellate cases are often won or lost based upon an attorney’s ability to craft persuasive and sole legal arguments to present to the higher courts, along with extensive research and comprehensive knowledge of the legal principles involved. Our firm presents such arguments and undertakes such legal research.