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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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Michael Brainard Hines

Michael Brainard Hines
Galigani Law Firm
317 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
Call 352-375-0812
Michael Hines represents clients facing both misdemeanor and felony criminal offense charges throughout Gainesville, Alachua County, FL, and... read more >

Dean R Galigani

Dean R Galigani
Galigani Law Firm
317 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32653
Call 352-375-0812
Experienced Trial Lawyers Who Have Been Put to the Test!... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dean R Galigani
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dean R Galigani
Member

John A. Terrezza

John A. Terrezza
Terrezza Law
24 West Chase Street Ste. 201
Pensacola, FL 32502
Call 850-764-5291
John A. Terrezza is a criminal defense attorney in Pensacola, FL. Being focused exclusively on criminal defense allows John Terrezza to effe... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John A. Terrezza
Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
John A. Terrezza
Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
John A. Terrezza
Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John A. Terrezza
Member

Ashley Aulls

Ashley Aulls
Law Office of Ashley Aulls
120 N. Broad St. Ste. 100
Brooksville, FL 34601
Call 352-953-4115
Ashley Aulls serves as a criminal defense attorney in Brooksville, Florida. With more than 15 years of experience, and 5 of those in the pub... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ashley Aulls
Member

Julio Cesar Marrero

Julio Cesar Marrero
Marrero, Chamizo, Marcer Law, LP
3850 Bird Road Suite #1001
Miami, FL 33146
Call 305-239-5158
Over 30 years of legal expertise serving clients in Coral Gables & Miami-Dade, Florida!... read more >

Ricardo P Hermida

Ricardo P Hermida
Law Offices of Ricardo P. Hermida
55 Merrick Way Suite 212
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Call 305-461-1066
Federal and State Criminal Defense Lawyer... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ricardo P Hermida
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ricardo P Hermida
Member

Nisha E. Bacchus

Nisha E. Bacchus
The Bacchus Law Firm
401 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 954-500-5555
Nisha E. Bacchus is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is the founder of The Bacchus Law Firm. Her practice is focused on complex famil... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Nisha E. Bacchus
Member

Hermes Manuel Hernandez

Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
620 E Club Cir
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 34 years, Hermes Manuel Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Denver St... read more >

Jeffrey S Weiner

Jeffrey S Weiner
Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A.
9130 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1910
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 48 years, Jeffrey S Weiner is a White Collar Crime and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Michael Robert Ufferman

Michael Robert Ufferman
Michael Ufferman Law Firm, P.A.
2022 Raymond Diehl Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Licensed for 25 years, Michael Robert Ufferman is a Criminal Appellate Law and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University C... read more >

Loren David Rhoton

Loren David Rhoton
412 E Madison St Ste 1111
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 27 years, Loren David Rhoton is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Toledo College of Law... read more >

Robert Ralph Berry

Robert Ralph Berry
Law Office of Robert Berry
1521 Highland Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Licensed for 35 years, Robert Ralph Berry is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
515 N Flagler Dr #240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 18 years, Steven Kenneth Bell is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 22 years, Lawrence Michael Meltzer is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nov... read more >

Jason Daniel Sammis

Jason Daniel Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 21 years, Jason Daniel Sammis is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin... read more >

Dale Marie Merrill

Dale Marie Merrill
Law Office of Dale Marie Merrill, Esq.
5865 W Spicey Hill Dr
Homosassa, FL 34448
Licensed for 24 years, Dale Marie Merrill is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law Schoo... read more >

Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 21 years, Richard Hornsby is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Central Florida... read more >

David Christopher Hardy

David Christopher Hardy
The Hardy Law Firm, P.A.
1710 N 19th St Suite 215
Tampa, FL 33605
Licensed for 19 years, David Christopher Hardy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

John Eric Romano

John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Licensed for 25 years, John Eric Romano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Ann M Phillips

Ann M Phillips
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
1 Aerospace Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Licensed for 29 years, Ann M Phillips is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

John H. Trevena

John H. Trevena
Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
801 West Bay Dr Suite 509
Largo, FL 33770
Licensed for 36 years, John H. Trevena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Pamela Jane Koller

Pamela Jane Koller
Department of Legal Affairs
444 Seabreeze Blvd 5th Floor
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Licensed for 34 years, Pamela Jane Koller is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Denis Michael DeVlaming

Denis Michael DeVlaming
1101 Turner St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Licensed for 50 years, Denis Michael DeVlaming is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

W Grey Tesh

W Grey Tesh
Criminal & injury law offices of Grey Tesh
515 N. Flagler Dr. Ste P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 21 years, W Grey Tesh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaste... read more >

Norm Kent

Norm Kent
Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida
12 Southeast 7th Street Suite 709
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 43 years, Norm Kent is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hofstra School of Law... read more >

Joseph Cameron Bodiford

Joseph Cameron Bodiford
Bodiford Law P.A.
284 Crystal Grove Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548
Licensed for 26 years, Joseph Cameron Bodiford is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Stetson University ... read more >

Jeffrey Mark Harris

Jeffrey Mark Harris
Jeffrey M. Harris. P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 47 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Michael A. Dye

Michael A. Dye
The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA
1 E Broward Blvd #700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 18 years, Michael A. Dye is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - S... read more >

Stephen Cobb

Stephen Cobb
Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC
1992 Lewis Turner Blvd Suite 101-B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Licensed for 33 years, Stephen Cobb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 15 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univers... read more >

Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 52 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Lee Hollander

Lee Hollander
Law Offices of Hollander and Hanuka
2681 Airport Road, South Suite C101
Naples, FL 34112
Licensed for 43 years, Lee Hollander is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Melinda Morris

Melinda Morris
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE #515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Licensed for 23 years, Melinda Morris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Ayuban Antonio Tomas

Ayuban Antonio Tomas
Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, PA
121 Alhambra Plaza SUITE 1500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 19 years, Ayuban Antonio Tomas is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Ralph Steven Behr

Ralph Steven Behr
Law Offices of Ralph Behr
888 SE 3rd Ave Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ralph Steven Behr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Hofstra University School of Law... read more >

Leland Eric Garvin

Leland Eric Garvin
Garvin Law Firm
4280 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Licensed for 16 years, Leland Eric Garvin is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Robert David Malove

Robert David Malove
200 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 38 years, Robert David Malove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Steve Rossi

Steve Rossi
The Law Offices of Steve Rossi, P.A.
533 NE 3rd Ave Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 34 years, Steve Rossi is a Criminal Defense and Education Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Neal Russell Sonnett

Neal Russell Sonnett
Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.
2 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 55 years, Neal Russell Sonnett is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of ... read more >

Benedict P Kuehne

Benedict P Kuehne
Kuehne Davis Law, P.A.
100 SE 2nd St Suite 3550
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 45 years, Benedict P Kuehne is a Civil Trial Law and Local Government Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 30 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >

Michael E. Zmijewski

Michael E. Zmijewski
Z Law Firm
605 East Robinson Street Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 20 years, Michael E. Zmijewski is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >

Robert Scott Reiff

Robert Scott Reiff
The Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A.
2333 Brickell Ave Suite A1
Miami, FL 33129
Licensed for 38 years, Robert Scott Reiff is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Boston 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 36 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 9 years, Jaime Torre Halscott is a Criminal Appellate Law and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Manuel A. Serra-Jovenich

Manuel A. Serra-Jovenich
Rossen Law Firm
6400 N Andrews Ave, #510
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Licensed for 8 years, Manuel A. Serra-Jovenich is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sout... read more >

Mark Matthew O'Mara

Mark Matthew O'Mara
O'Mara Law Group
1416 E Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 40 years, Mark Matthew O'Mara is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

E.J. Hubbs

E.J. Hubbs
Hubbs Law, P.A.
5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Licensed for 13 years, E.J. Hubbs is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys ... read more >

Ann Fitz

Ann Fitz
500 S Australian Ave Suite 542
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 19 years, Ann Fitz is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Walter F. George School of Law - Mercer ... read more >

Jonathan Harry Wasserman

Jonathan Harry Wasserman
The Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA
560 Village Blvd Suite 240
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Licensed for 25 years, Jonathan Harry Wasserman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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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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