Appellate Litigation

BLG lawyers have successfully represented clients in both state and federal appeals. We represent clients in appeals for cases we originally tried – wherein we seek to retain the results garnered by our trial counsel, or overturn judicial error for an improper result. The diversity of the firm’s general litigation practice allows us to serve our clients’ appellate needs in all aspects of the appeal. Many appellate issues benefit from early attention once an appeal is imminent. We are diligent in preserving error at the trial level and in litigating post-trial motions.

Effective public advocacy not only requires sophistication of legal analysis, but keen oral argument and brief writing skills. The experience of our attorneys, including prior employment within Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, allows us to represent a client’s appellate needs successfully and with utmost appellate persuasion.


  • All aspects of appellate litigation
  • Brief preparation
  • Oral argument
  • Appellate motion practice
  • Appellate research
  • Preserving trial verdicts
  • Fee recovery
  • Writs of certiorari, mandamus and prohibition


State Appellate Districts


First Appellate District: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hailton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Nassau, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

  • Comprising the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 14th Circuits

Second Appellate District: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota

  • Comprising the 6th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 20th Circuits

Third Appellate District: Dade, Monroe

  • Comprising the 11th and 16th Circuits

Fourth Appellate District: Broward, Indian River, Okeechobee, Palm, Beach, St. Lucie, Martin

  • Comprising the 15th, 17th, and 19th Circuits

Fifth Appeallate District: Brevard, Cirtus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Volusa,

Comprising the 5th, 7th, 9th, and 18th Circuits


Northern District: Court held in Gainesville, Marianna, Tallahassee, Panama City, and Pensicola.

Middle District: Court held in Fernandina, Ft. Meyers, Jacksonville, Live Oak, Ocala, Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

Southern Disrict: Court held in Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Pierce, Key West, Miami, and West Palm Beach.

All Federal Appeals from the Federal districts in the state of Florida are heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, GA.

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