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South Florida Appellate Attorney Has the Experience You Need

Miami lawyer brings knowledge of Florida’s state and federal appellate courts

At Mandel Law Group, P.A., in Miami, Florida, I understand how much is at stake when a verdict or ruling undergoes appeal. The appeal may be your last chance to overturn an unfavorable lower court outcome or to make sure that a lower court victory stands. Regardless of which side of the appeal you are on, I can offer my trial advocacy skills and experience to represent you before state and federal appellate courts. I serve clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Counsel experienced in full range of post-trial relief

Before taking a case up on appeal, your attorney needs to exhaust all available options for changing the result at the trial level. I assist litigants in bringing these forms of applications for relief:

  • Motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict — This motion asserts that the jury in a civil case did not follow proper instructions or decided the case based on legally insufficient evidence and asks the court to enter a judgment as a matter of law.
  • Motion for new trial or rehearing in civil cases — After a civil jury verdict, the losing party may argue that the judge made a significant legal error or that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict. A motion for rehearing is filed to seek such relief in a case not decided by a jury.
  • Motion for relief from judgment — Florida’s Rules of Civil Procedure allow a party to move for relief within a year or a final civil judgment, decree or order on several grounds, including mistake, excusable neglect, newly discovered evidence or fraud or other misconduct by an adverse party.
  • Motion for new trial in criminal cases – In Florida, a criminal court may grant a new trial where the verdict is contrary to law or against the weight of the evidence or where new and material evidence is discovered after trial.
  • Motion for judgment of acquittal — During or after trial, a defendant can challenge the legal sufficiency of the evidence presented by the prosecution.

Whether seeking a new trial or some other type of post-judgment relief, I look for every way possible to attain a positive outcome prior to resorting to appeal.

Attorney dedicated to objective appellate advocacy

There are good reasons for retaining a new attorney to handle your appeal from an adverse trial ruling. Attorneys who are skilled at trial litigation are often not adept at appellate advocacy and are often not able to devote the time and research needed. Moreover, your trial attorney might have been partly the cause for the result and may not be inclined to bring his or her mistakes to the appeals’ court’s attention. As your appeals counsel, I give your case a fresh and open-minded review to isolate all potential grounds for reversal and then raise these grounds in a persuasive, comprehensive appellate brief.

Contact an experienced Florida appellate attorney today

If you are seeking representation in a state or federal appellate matter in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County, Florida, look no further than Mandel Law Group, P.A. Call me at 786-373-5373 or contact me online.

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