Appeals are not opportunities to re-argue your case, but rather they are opportunities for a new court to review your case in a system of very specialized rules. Parties who file appeals are usually not successful, and some critics of the appellate system argue that many appeals are filed to try and delay the implementation of the trial court’s decision. However, there are also many successful appeals, and filing an appeal of an unjust decision is the only way to continue to fight for the truth. Most appeals are taken from final orders, which are orders at the end of a case. However, in some circumstances, an appeal can be taken of a non-final order. The most important thing to remember is that regardless of whether the order is a final order or non-final order, you must initiate your appeal within thirty days of the order you wish to appeal. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that you contact an appellate attorney as soon as you learn about the adverse decision.
Warren Law Firm handles civil, administrative, and criminal appeals, and the firm has been successful both defending and overturning lower tribunal decisions. We handle both traditional appeals and original proceedings, or writs, under Fla. R. App. P. 9.100. Browse the specific appellate areas below to learn more about each area.