Coral Gables Appellate Advocacy Attorneys
When a matter is appealed, attorneys and trial lawyers throughout Florida understand the importance of getting an experienced and successful appellate attorney on the case, and legal professionals statewide call on P.A. Bravo for help. Paul Bravo and his associates are ready to handle any civil or criminal appeal in Florida state or federal court.
Why you need an appellate attorney for your appeal
Trial lawyers excel because they are skilled at thinking on their feet and telling a story in a dramatic, compelling way. Successful appellate attorneys rely on a different set of skills. For the appeals lawyer, it is essential to be able to thoroughly research and prepare a concise, persuasive brief that clearly sets forth the critical elements of the appeal. See our recent cases page for links to appellate briefs in some of our firm’s appeals.
Many appeals are decided on the basis of the briefs alone. If oral argument is ordered in an appeal, the Coral Gables appeals attorneys at P.A. Bravo rely on their courtroom litigation skills to deliver a persuasive argument and to be prepared to respond to any questioning put by the appellate justices.
An appeal is not a new trial
Our legal system is adversarial, and a trial generally results in a winner and loser, so it is no surprise that one party may consider appealing after a judgment or verdict. In the civil system, however, most appeals are discretionary and are not granted as a matter of right. In order to have your appeal heard, it is important that your petition deliver compelling reasons for the justices to take the case. An appeal is not a new trial; it is not a chance to argue that the jury reached the wrong conclusion. Instead, there must be some legal error which occurred at trial and potentially affected the outcome of the trial, such as:
- The delivery of wrong or improper instructions to the jury
- A ruling on a motion which was contrary to law
- Evidence admitted at trial which should have been excluded
- Judicial bias or abuse of discretion
Our focus as litigators at P.A. Bravo means that we thoroughly understand trials from the inside out. We are able to review a trial transcript and identify where harmful or reversible error may have been made. We understand the process for filing a notice of appeal and the absolute importance of filing on time in order for the appellate court to have and retain jurisdiction to hear the appeal.
Get Help with Your Florida Appeal from Experienced and Successful Coral Gables Appellate Attorneys
If you are considering filing an appeal in your case for any final judgment or appealable order, or if you have been served with notice of appeal by the other party, don’t delay in contacting an experienced appellate attorney to secure your rights and the best chances for success. Contact P.A. Bravo at (305) 209-9019. We are based in Miami but handle appeals in Florida statewide. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your appeal.