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5 Reasons to Retain Your Current Lawyer for Your Appeal

If you lost your civil case at trial, there is a good chance that you will want to file an appeal. Civil cases typically settle, and if your case went to trial, this most likely means that there were real, significant issues that you (and your attorney) expected the court to resolve in your favor. But, things didn't go as planned, and now you need to prepare for the next stage of the judicial process.

5 Reasons to Hire a New Lawyer for Your Civil Appeal

It happened. You went through a year or more of litigation, your lawyer presented your case at trial, and...you lost. For plaintiffs and defendants in all types of civil cases, having the judge or jury rule against you is a deflating experience, particularly if you were expecting a favorable outcome.

Is it Time to Hire an Appellate Lawyer?

If you lost your case at trial, should you file an appeal? Unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer and you don't have much time to make up your mind. But, if the stakes are high enough, it is worthwhile speak with an appellate lawyer to find out if you may have grounds to seek judicial review.

The Next Steps Following an Unfavorable Verdict

You've endured months (or years) of preparation. You sat through multiple days of testimony, and waited for hours to hear the final verdict - you lost. At first, losing at trial may seem unfair and insurmountable, particularly if you had an exceptionally strong case. While many wish to give up at this point, figuring there is no hope of ever defeating the opposing party, Ft. Lauderdale appellate attorneys encourage clients not to give up, as an appeal is always an option under state or federal law.

5 Commonly Misunderstood Aspects of an Appeal

Enduring the appellate process is not always an ideal situation, as it typically signifies either an unfavorable trial court decision or the risk of losing a positive trial court result. Either way, working with an experienced Ft. Lauderdale appellate attorney is the best way to avoid the pitfalls awaiting those who are unfamiliar with Florida's appellate laws and procedures - as they can be starkly different from the trial court experience.

Florida Contractors Win Big Appeal in 11th Circuit

As our Ft. Lauderdale appellate attorneys will attest, sometimes a case requires a second (or third) judicial analysis before the correct conclusion is reached. In one recent case - which involved insurance coverage, indemnification rights and the construction industry - a general contractor finally won its case against the insurance company refusing to indemnify it for its losses following a botched roof installation job.

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Pivotal Insurance Claim Following Several Appeals

As civil litigators, we know firsthand the complexities of the legal landscape in Florida. From the procedural technicalities to the common law, our experience and knowledge of the lawsuit process is unmatched within the Ft. Lauderdale area. And it doesn't stop there, as our dedication to seeing a case through to the final appeal is one of the many components to our full-scope representation.

Florida Supreme Court Ripens Arbitration Dispute

In today's climate of conflict resolution, arbitration and mediation are two common approaches chosen by parties eager to avoid the costs and time commitment of litigation. Arbitration is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), which sets forth rules and guidelines for the process. Participants are able to set forth their positions to a neutral arbiter who then works with both sides to arrive at a workable compromise.

Appellate Procedures for Plaintiffs Unhappy With the Result at Trial

If you have endured months or years of preparation and anticipation only to receive a trial verdict in favor of your opponent, you have options. As our Ft. Lauderdale appellate attorneys will explain, the fight is not over until you have exhausted all avenues for relief.

What You Need to Know About State and Federal Appellate Courts

Sometimes, a strong legal argument with thorough supporting evidence is not enough to convince a judge or jury that you should prevail. Fortunately, the framers of our American legal system recognized the potential for juries to misinterpret facts, misunderstand the law, or become improperly swayed by irrelevant or overly prejudicial testimony - creating our appellate court system as a result. If you recently lost your case or would like to work with Ft. Lauderdale appellate attorneys on your lawsuit, we encourage you to give us a call right away. Under the law, there is a very short window within which a losing party can initiate an appeal - and failure to file by the deadline could result in a waiver of the claim.


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