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FloridaCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Alafaya, Florida

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in Florida may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in Florida charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Call 407-540-1551
Richard Hornsby is a third generation Central Floridian and a second generation criminal defense lawyer. He is dual Board Certified in Crimi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Richard Hornsby
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Richard Hornsby
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Richard Hornsby
Life Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Richard Hornsby
Lifetime Member,
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Hermes Manuel Hernandez

Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
620 E Club Cir
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 32 years, Hermes Manuel Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Denver St... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 13 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univers... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
David S Katz
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 50 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Donald Alan Lykkebak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 28 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >
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Florida Justice Association
William D. Umansky
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Michael E. Zmijewski

Michael E. Zmijewski
Z Law Firm
605 East Robinson Street Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 18 years, Michael E. Zmijewski is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >

James Thomas Skuthan

James Thomas Skuthan
Federal Defender's Office -- MD FL
201 S Orange Ave Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 34 years, James Thomas Skuthan is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University C... read more >

Jaime Torre Halscott

Jaime Torre Halscott
Halscott Megaro PA
33 E Robinson ST Ste 210
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Jaime Torre Halscott is a Criminal Appellate Law and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Flynn is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Joseph Flynn
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

N. Ryan LaBar

N. Ryan LaBar
LaBar Adams
2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32703
Licensed for 15 years, N. Ryan LaBar is a Personal Injury and Employment Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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Florida Justice Association
N. Ryan LaBar
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Mark Elias Nejame

Mark Elias Nejame
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 40 years, Mark Elias Nejame is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mark Elias Nejame
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Steven Gerald Mason

Steven Gerald Mason
Law Office of Steven G. Mason, P.A.
280 Rollingwood Trail
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Licensed for 30 years, Steven Gerald Mason is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - ... read more >

Ernest L Chang

Ernest L Chang
Ernest L. Chang, P.A.
6767 N Wickham Rd Suite 400
Melbourne, FL 32940
Licensed for 14 years, Ernest L Chang is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Nova Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Ernest L Chang
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David Haas

David Haas
Haas Law
Orlando
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 19 years, David Haas is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Haas
Member

Corey Ira Cohen

Corey Ira Cohen
Law Office of Corey Cohen
605 E Robinson St Suite 330
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 17 years, Corey Ira Cohen is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas Schoo... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Corey Ira Cohen
Member

Jaya Balani

Jaya Balani
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Jaya Balani is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Kendell Ali

Kendell Ali
Ali & Blankner
217 Northeast Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 10 years, Kendell Ali is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Patrick Grozinger

Patrick Grozinger
Grozinger Law, P.A.
1217 East Robinson Street Suite B
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Patrick Grozinger is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Heber... read more >

Jay Roger Rooth

Jay Roger Rooth
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 17 years, Jay Roger Rooth is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univ... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jay Roger Rooth
Member

Scott C. Adams

Scott C. Adams
LaBar Adams
2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 18 years, Scott C. Adams is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southea... read more >
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Florida Justice Association
Scott C. Adams
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Mark Saul Germain

Mark Saul Germain
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy
2715 N Harbor City Blvd Suite 4
Melbourne, FL 32935
Licensed for 16 years, Mark Saul Germain is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mark Saul Germain
Member

Eric Harold Barker

Eric Harold Barker
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 28 years, Eric Harold Barker is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of La... read more >

Jeffery Mark Pfister

Jeffery Mark Pfister
107 W Main St Suite A
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 42 years, Jeffery Mark Pfister is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Florida State Universi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jeffery Mark Pfister
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Bryan J. McCarthy

Bryan J. McCarthy
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC
2715 N Harbor City Blvd #4
Melbourne, FL 32935
Licensed for 10 years, Bryan J. McCarthy is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of ... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bryan J. McCarthy
Member

Rosemary T Cakmis

Rosemary T Cakmis
Office of Federal Defender, MDFL
201 S Orange Ave Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 38 years, Rosemary T Cakmis is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin C... read more >

Trakina Lucien Graham

Trakina Lucien Graham
Graham Law Group, LLC
3008 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 20 years, Trakina Lucien Graham is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Trakina Lucien Graham
Member

Whitney Stacel Boan

Whitney Stacel Boan
Whitney S. Boan, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave #2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 16 years, Whitney Stacel Boan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law... read more >

James Bennett Coulter III

James Bennett Coulter III
The Law Offices of James B Coulter
121 South Orange Ave #1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 15 years, James Bennett Coulter III is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of La... read more >

Kevin J Pitts

Kevin J Pitts
The Law Offices Of Kevin J. Pitts
4195 N 17-92
Sanford, FL 32773
Licensed for 13 years, Kevin J Pitts is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State College of Law... read more >

Heather C Harris

Heather C Harris
Heather Harris Law
650 S Courtenay Pkwy #101
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Licensed for 23 years, Heather C Harris is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Samford University, Cumberland School of L... read more >

James D Phillips Jr

James D Phillips Jr
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 14 years, James D Phillips Jr is a Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
James D Phillips Jr
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Maria DiBlasio Hale

Maria DiBlasio Hale
Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A.
545 Delaney Avenue Suite 7
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, Maria DiBlasio Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Juan Carlos De la Torre

Juan Carlos De la Torre
De La Torre Law
De La Torre Law PO Box 780521
Alafaya, FL 32878
Licensed for 10 years, Juan Carlos De la Torre is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College... read more >

Ricky L. Jancha

Ricky L. Jancha
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 27 years, Ricky L. Jancha is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Notre Dame Law School... read more >

Eric Joseph Dirga

Eric Joseph Dirga
Eric J Dirga, PA
733 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 25 years, Eric Joseph Dirga is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin Co... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Eric Joseph Dirga
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Heiko G. Moenckmeier

Heiko G. Moenckmeier
The Law Firm of Heiko G. Moenckmeier, LLC
836 Highland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 13 years, Heiko G. Moenckmeier is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Thomas Bert Feiter

Thomas Bert Feiter
Fighter Law
120 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, Thomas Bert Feiter is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Thomas Bert Feiter
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David P. Hill

David P. Hill
Law Offices Of David P. Hill, P.A.
214 Annie St.
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 29 years, David P. Hill is a DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of North Carolina School of Law... read more >

Justin R. Infurna

Justin R. Infurna
The Infurna Law Firm P.A.
69 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 10 years, Justin R. Infurna is a Real Estate Law and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Miami... read more >

John Bolanovich

John Bolanovich
Bogin, Munns & Munns
1000 Legion Place Suite 1000
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 22 years, John Bolanovich is a Business Law and Class Action lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra

Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra
Martinez Manglardi, P.A.
540 N Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 12 years, Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State Un... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra
Board Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law

Jack A Kaleita

Jack A Kaleita
Law Offices of Jack A. Kaleita, P.A.
1220 Commerce Park Dr Suite 103
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 34 years, Jack A Kaleita is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Don Waggoner

Don Waggoner
Don Waggoner Law, P.A.
1013 Verona St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 26 years, Don Waggoner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Scho... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Don Waggoner
Life Member

William Rudolf Ponall

William Rudolf Ponall
Ponall Law
253 N Orlando Ave Ste 201
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 20 years, William Rudolf Ponall is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Lev... read more >

Chavelys Alers

Chavelys Alers
Alers Law Firm
672 N Semoran Blvd Suite 205
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 7 years, Chavelys Alers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Leanna J. Smith

Leanna J. Smith
Law Office of Leanna J. Smith, P.A.
211 E. Rich Ave.
DeLand, FL 32724
Licensed for 22 years, Leanna J. Smith is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Yale Law School... read more >

Jeffrey G. Thompson

Jeffrey G. Thompson
The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Thompson, P.A.
1329 Bedford Dr
Melbourne, FL 32940
Jeffrey G. Thompson is a Criminal Defense and Adoption lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Roger Scott

Roger Scott
Scott and Medling, P.A.
1515 East Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Roger Scott is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Stephanie Modica

Stephanie Modica
Crawford, Modica, & Holt
702 West Montrose Street
Clermont, FL 34711
Licensed for 14 years, Stephanie Modica is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Roger Williams University School of Law... read more >

Joel Leppard

Joel Leppard
Leppard Law
638 Broadway Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 10 years, Joel Leppard is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Florida State University College of L... read more >
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Criminal Appellate Law Specialty Areas

Certified in Criminal Appellate

Florida Bar Board Certification in Criminal Appellate - Lawyers certified in Criminal Appellate Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.


The term "criminal appellate law" is defined as the practice of law that involves "the recognition and preservation of error committed by lower tribunals in criminal cases, and the presentation of argument concerning the presence or absence of such error to state or federal appellate courts." Criminal Appellate law can involve appeals from either misdemeanor or felony convictions.


Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.



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