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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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Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
515 N Flagler Dr #240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Call 561-557-8686
Award-winning defense attorney defending the rights of southern Floridians.... read more >
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
Life Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Steven Kenneth Bell
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National College for DUI Defense
Steven Kenneth Bell
General Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call 954-745-7457
Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Life Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
General Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Member
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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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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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Dean R Galigani
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dean R Galigani
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dean R Galigani
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Leslie M. Sammis

Leslie M. Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Call 813-250-0500
Leslie Sammis is a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., with offices in downtown Tampa. The firm has a second office loca... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Leslie M. Sammis
Lifetime Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Leslie M. Sammis
General Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Leslie M. Sammis
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Leslie M. Sammis
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Leslie M. Sammis
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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 >

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 >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Melinda Morris
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Melinda Morris
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Melinda Morris
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John A. Terrezza

John A. Terrezza
Terrezza Law
309 West Gregory St
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 Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
John A. Terrezza
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John A. Terrezza
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John A. Terrezza
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
John A. Terrezza
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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

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 >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seth Shapiro
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Seth Shapiro
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Seth Shapiro
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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 31 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 45 years, Jeffrey S Weiner is a White Collar Crime and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Robert Ralph Berry

Robert Ralph Berry
Eisenmenger Berry & Peters, P A
1004 Desoto Park Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Licensed for 32 years, Robert Ralph Berry is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

John Eric Romano

John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Licensed for 22 years, John Eric Romano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 18 years, Richard Hornsby is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Central Florida... 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 >

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 >

Ayuban Antonio Tomas

Ayuban Antonio Tomas
Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, PA
121 Alhambra Plaza SUITE 1500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 16 years, Ayuban Antonio Tomas is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Benedict P Kuehne

Benedict P Kuehne
100 SE 2nd St Suite 3550
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 42 years, Benedict P Kuehne is a Civil Trial Law and Local Government Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >

Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 49 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense 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 33 years, John H. Trevena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Stetson University College o... 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 18 years, W Grey Tesh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaste... read more >

Margaret Craig Good

Margaret Craig Good
Good-Earnest Law, P. A.
PO Box 1161
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Margaret Craig Good is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State 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 15 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
Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm
1992 Lewis Turner Blvd Suite 101-B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Licensed for 30 years, Stephen Cobb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University 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 22 years, Michael Robert Ufferman is a Criminal Appellate Law and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University C... read more >

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 12 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law... read more >

Kellie Anne Nielan

Kellie Anne Nielan
Dept of Lgl Affairs
444 Seabreeze Blvd 5th Floor
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Licensed for 33 years, Kellie Anne Nielan is a Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... 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 40 years, Norm Kent is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hofstra School of Law... 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 44 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College 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 >

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 >

E.J. Hubbs

E.J. Hubbs
Hubbs Law, P.A.
5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Licensed for 10 years, E.J. Hubbs is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys ... read more >

Robert David Malove

Robert David Malove
200 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 35 years, Robert David Malove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Pepperdine University Sc... read more >

James Thomas Skuthan

James Thomas Skuthan
201 S Orange Ave Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 33 years, James Thomas Skuthan is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University C... 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 >

Joseph Nicholas D'Achille Jr.

Joseph Nicholas D'Achille Jr.
Joseph N. D'Achille Jr, P.A.
3682 N Wickham Rd Suite 209
Melbourne, FL 32935
Licensed for 38 years, Joseph Nicholas D'Achille Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Mia... read more >

Jaime Torre Halscott

Jaime Torre Halscott
Halscott Megaro PA
33 E Robinson ST Ste 210
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 6 years, Jaime Torre Halscott is a Criminal Appellate Law and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Leland Eric Garvin

Leland Eric Garvin
Garvin Law Firm
4280 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Licensed for 13 years, Leland Eric Garvin is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Jo Ann Barone

Jo Ann Barone
249 Royal Palm Way Suite 302
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Licensed for 28 years, Jo Ann Barone is a Administrative Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... 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 35 years, Robert Scott Reiff is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Boston University School ... 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 22 years, Jonathan Harry Wasserman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... 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 >

Ira David Karmelin

Ira David Karmelin
3897 Haverhill Rd Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Licensed for 27 years, Ira David Karmelin is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - N... read more >

Ernest L Chang

Ernest L Chang
Ernest L. Chang, P.A.
6767 N Wickham Rd Suite 400
Melbourne, FL 32940
Licensed for 13 years, Ernest L Chang is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Nova Law School... read more >

Greg McNeill Lauer

Greg McNeill Lauer
Lauer & Currie, P.A.
644 SE 5 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 16 years, Greg McNeill Lauer is a Marijuana Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Baylor University ... read more >

Dustin Scott Stephenson

Dustin Scott Stephenson
DUSTIN STEPHENSON, P.A., Attorney & Counselor at Law
1156 Jenks Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
Licensed for 19 years, Dustin Scott Stephenson is a Criminal Defense and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Florida State University Colle... read more >

Michael Jeffrey Kessler

Michael Jeffrey Kessler
101 N US Highway 1 Suite 210
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Licensed for 34 years, Michael Jeffrey Kessler is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of North ... read more >

Roger P Foley

Roger P Foley
Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.
901 North Olive Ave
West palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 15 years, Roger P Foley is a Personal Injury and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 27 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 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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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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