Home> Find a Lawyer> Florida> Riverview> Criminal Defense >Criminal Appellate Law

FloridaCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Riverview, 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.

Learn More

Melinda Morris

Melinda Morris
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE #515
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney | DUI | First Time Offenders | Juvenile | Drug Charges... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Melinda Morris
Member,
Legal Committee
facdl
facdl
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
Member
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
Member

Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 Second Avenue NE Suite 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
Licensed for 4 years, Seth Shapiro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
facdl
facdl
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
Member
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
Member

Loren David Rhoton

Loren David Rhoton
412 E Madison St Ste 1111
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 24 years, Loren David Rhoton is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Toledo College of Law... read more >

Jason Daniel Sammis

Jason Daniel Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 18 years, Jason Daniel Sammis is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin... read more >

John H. Trevena

John H. Trevena
Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
801 West Bay Dr Suite 509
Largo, FL 33770
Licensed for 33 years, John H. Trevena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Stetson University College o... read more >

Joseph Cameron Bodiford

Joseph Cameron Bodiford
Bodiford Law P.A.
284 Crystal Grove Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548
Licensed for 23 years, Joseph Cameron Bodiford is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Stetson University ... read more >

Leslie M. Sammis

Leslie M. Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 17 years, Leslie M. Sammis is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levi... read more >

Denis Michael DeVlaming

Denis Michael DeVlaming
1101 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 47 years, Denis Michael DeVlaming is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Thomas S Hudson

Thomas S Hudson
The Hudson Law Office
7780 Westmoreland Dr
Sarasota, FL 34243
Licensed for 39 years, Thomas S Hudson is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Case Western Reserve Univers... read more >

Benjamin Stechschulte

Benjamin Stechschulte
Law Offices of Stechschulte Nell
1105 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 14 years, Benjamin Stechschulte is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Deana Kaye Marshall

Deana Kaye Marshall
Deana K Marshall, PA
Deana K Marshall, PA PO Box 1058
Riverview, FL 33568
Licensed for 22 years, Deana Kaye Marshall is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Roger David Futerman

Roger David Futerman
Roger Futerman Law Firm
13620 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
Licensed for 21 years, Roger David Futerman is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University C... read more >

Kerstin Wade

Kerstin Wade
The Wade Law Firm
607-A W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Suite #10a
Tampa, FL 33603
Kerstin Wade is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Randall Carlton Grantham

Randall Carlton Grantham
1539 Dale Mabry Hwy Suite 101
Lutz, FL 33558
Licensed for 38 years, Randall Carlton Grantham is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredri... read more >

Anthony Michael Candela

Anthony Michael Candela
Law Office of Glenn G. Gomer
10312 Bloomingdale Ave Suite 1001
Riverview, FL 33578
Licensed for 19 years, Anthony Michael Candela is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Duquesne University School of Law... read more >

George Chester Bedell III

George Chester Bedell III
2525 Park City Way
Tampa, FL 33609
Licensed for 36 years, George Chester Bedell III is a Civil Trial Law and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended FSU College of Law... read more >

Michael C Minardi

Michael C Minardi
Michael Minardi, P.A.
5301 N. Habana Suite 3
Tampa, FL 33614
Licensed for 17 years, Michael C Minardi is a Civil Rights and Patents lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Uni... read more >

Matthew A. Menendez

Matthew A. Menendez
Sammis Law Firm
1005 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 9 years, Matthew A. Menendez is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University College... read more >

Neil G Taylor

Neil G Taylor
Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano
1023 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Licensed for 33 years, Neil G Taylor is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - The University of Me... read more >

Jenny Marie Thomas

Jenny Marie Thomas
Thomas Law Group, P.A.
13014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 261
Tampa, FL 33618
Licensed for 14 years, Jenny Marie Thomas is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Amanda Frances Brunson

Amanda Frances Brunson
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 7 years, Amanda Frances Brunson is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of L... read more >

Anne Frances Borghetti

Anne Frances Borghetti
Anne F. Borghetti, P.A.
520 Second Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 29 years, Anne Frances Borghetti is a Class Action and Wrongful Death lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Rohom Khonsari

Rohom Khonsari
Khonsari Law Group
2438 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Licensed for 15 years, Rohom Khonsari is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

Jeff Lieser

Jeff Lieser
Lieser Skaff Alexander
403 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 13 years, Jeff Lieser is a Intellectual Property Law and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College ... read more >

Michael Mastrogiovanni

Michael Mastrogiovanni
The Mastrogiovanni Law Firm
1701 Drew Street Suite 1
Clearwater, FL 33755
Licensed for 13 years, Michael Mastrogiovanni is a Education Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Jennifer Meksraitis Esq.

Jennifer Meksraitis Esq.
Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq., PLLC
4002 N. Munro
Tampa, FL 33603
Licensed for 12 years, Jennifer Meksraitis Esq. is a Business Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Philip Averbuck

Philip Averbuck
Averbuck Law Firm
113 East Main ST
Bartow, FL 33830
Licensed for 24 years, Philip Averbuck is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Kim Suzanne Seace

Kim Suzanne Seace
11240 Sullivan St Suite 815
Riverview, FL 33578
Licensed for 27 years, Kim Suzanne Seace is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Cheyenne Whitfield

Cheyenne Whitfield
The Law Office of Cheyenne Whitfield,
The Law Office of Cheyenne Whitfield, PO Box 3533
Riverview, FL 33568
Licensed for 4 years, Cheyenne Whitfield is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Ave Maria School of Law... read more >

Ahmad Yakzan

Ahmad Yakzan
American Dream Law Office PLLC
475 Central Avenue Suite M1
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 8 years, Ahmad Yakzan is a Immigration Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

James A. Fowler Jr.

James A. Fowler Jr.
Fowler Law Group, P.A.
1101 6th Avenue West Suite 106
Bradenton, FL 34205
Licensed for 11 years, James A. Fowler Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Maura Jean Kiefer

Maura Jean Kiefer
Atlantic iLaw
601 Cleveland St Suite 501
Clearwater, FL 33755
Licensed for 33 years, Maura Jean Kiefer is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Vincent Roderick Pawlowski

Vincent Roderick Pawlowski
The Pawlowski // Mastrilli Law Group, P.A.
1718 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Licensed for 31 years, Vincent Roderick Pawlowski is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Mississippi S... read more >

Peter Zooberg

Peter Zooberg
Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyers
15310 Amberly Dr., Suite 250 Tampa, FL 33647
Tampa, FL 33647
Licensed for 14 years, Peter Zooberg is a Foreclosure Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Jeff Council Paulk

Jeff Council Paulk
Thomas & Paulk, P.A.
217 N Howard Ave #100
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 21 years, Jeff Council Paulk is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University Colleg... read more >

Margaret Ann Wojcik

Margaret Ann Wojcik
6760 Waterton Dr 5th Floor
Riverview, FL 33578
Licensed for 18 years, Margaret Ann Wojcik is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey David Swartz

Jeffrey David Swartz
9445 Camden Field Pkwy
Riverview, FL 33578
Licensed for 40 years, Jeffrey David Swartz is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas ... read more >

Patricia Ann Candamo

Patricia Ann Candamo
Candamo Law PA
2209 E 5th Ave Ste B
Tampa, FL 33605
Licensed for 9 years, Patricia Ann Candamo is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Mary Beth Corn

Mary Beth Corn
Mary Beth Corn, P.A.
156 E Bloomingdale Ave
Brandon, FL 33511
Licensed for 24 years, Mary Beth Corn is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Stetson Univer... read more >

Christopher Sierra

Christopher Sierra
Christopher M. Sierra, P.A.
695 Central Ave Suite 271
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 26 years, Christopher Sierra is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter ... read more >

Donald A. Harrison

Donald A. Harrison
PO Box 189
Riverview, FL 33568
Licensed for 20 years, Donald A. Harrison is a Family Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Peter L. Tragos

Peter L. Tragos
Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos
2203 N Lois Ave #944
Tampa, FL 33607
Licensed for 6 years, Peter L. Tragos is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer... read more >

Joseph John Hovsepian

Joseph John Hovsepian
Joseph J. Hovsepian, Esq. PO Box 3614
Riverview, FL 33568
Licensed for 17 years, Joseph John Hovsepian is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Florida State University College of... read more >

William Larocque Sharwell

William Larocque Sharwell
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Licensed for 28 years, William Larocque Sharwell is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Franklin Pierce Law C... read more >

Brett Metcalf

Brett Metcalf
Hillsborough Defense, P.A.
1710 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33605
Licensed for 39 years, Brett Metcalf is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended The Florida State University C... read more >

Mike Benito

Mike Benito
Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law
4504 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
Licensed for 41 years, Mike Benito is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

MICHAEL BLICKENSDERFER

MICHAEL BLICKENSDERFER
Blick Law Firm
3812 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
MICHAEL BLICKENSDERFER is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Kevin Molony

Kevin Molony
Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law
4504 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
Licensed for 7 years, Kevin Molony is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Ellis R Faught Jr

Ellis R Faught Jr
Faught and Faught, P.A.
206 Mason Street
Brandon, FL 33511
Licensed for 41 years, Ellis R Faught Jr is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Ralph F. Guerra

Ralph F. Guerra
Ralph F. Guerra P.A.
530 1/2 12th Street
Bradenton, FL 34205
Ralph F. Guerra is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. John's University School of Law... read more >
1 2 3 4 5
Showing attorneys 1–50 out of 250
Next>

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.




Saving...