Fort Lauderdale Appellate Attorneys With A Proven Track Record

Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.’s representation of our clients extends beyond the trial court level. With a combination of strong trial and appellate skills, the Fort Lauderdale based law firm handles the appeals of cases originating within the firm as well as cases referred to the firm in the federal and state level. There is never a need to transfer a case to separate appellate counsel as our appellate attorneys can handle a case from inception through the appellate process.

The firm’s Fort Lauderdale appellate attorneys often represent clients who are appealing adverse trial court rulings and also in defending lower court victories on appeal. Michael L. Feinstein, P.A. can offer you a full-range of appellate services, when negotiations and trial fail to justly resolve a conflict. The firm has handled numerous appeals in various Appellate Courts over the years and can creatively and persuasively present and argue appellate issues.

In each case, the firm takes special care to know about the client’s business, organization and situation thoroughly. Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.’s work has resulted in numerous precedent-setting decisions in Florida. We have the experience needed to plan and execute an effective appellate strategy on behalf of our clients.

We handle appeals in the following courts:

  • Florida District Court of Appeals
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Background About Appellate Law

An appeal is the legal process where the appellate court is asked to review an order from the lower court to determine if any legal errors were made. Errors can come from a trial court’s rulings on evidence, jury instructions and rulings on pre-trial motions. Generally, an appeal is a lengthy process although in certain cases the appellate court can be asked to expedite the process. A civil appeal typically arises from a final order of a circuit court or from certain limited orders that circuit courts enter before a final judgment.

Appeals are argued based on written briefs and possibly an oral argument, without the presentation of a single new witness. An appellate court can affirm an order that was entered by the lower court, meaning that the appellate court agrees with the lower court’s decision and finds no reversible errors or mistakes. The appellate court can also reverse an order entered by the lower court which means that the appellate court found that the trial court was wrong or made some type of mistake in the order that is on appeal.

The appellate process is essential to ensure due process to each party involved in litigation. The process can be long and complicated and involves highly specific rules and procedures that must be followed in a timely manner. Whether it is an Initial or Principal Brief, an Answer Brief, a Reply or Response Brief, the appellate attorneys at the Fort Lauderdale based law firm of Michael L. Feinstein, P.A. have a mastery of the art of legal research, written persuasion and rebuttal. Coupled with Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.’s proven track record and ability to present an oral argument before the Appellate Courts, the Fort Lauderdale appellate attorneys at the firm have the knowledge, ability and experience to make a powerful appeal or defend one on your behalf.