Boyd & Jenerette is experienced in handling civil appeals in all Florida appellate courts:
First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 14th Circuits)
Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland and Tampa (6th, 10th, 12th, 13th and 20th Circuits)
Third District Court of Appeal in Miami (11th and 16th Circuits)
Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach (15th, 17th and 19th Circuits)
Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach (5th, 7th, 9th and 18th Circuits)
While most state appellate matters are reviewed and decided by three-judge panels at the District Court level, the firm is also experienced in handling Florida Supreme Court cases.
Appellate attorneys at Boyd & Jenerette are also available to argue appellate matters originating in federal courts. The Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida are governed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, which also includes Alabama and Georgia. Most Florida federal appellate matter are argued in Atlanta.
Boyd & Jenerette’s appellate practice closely adheres to the firm’s practice areas, as follows:
- Auto Liability
- Business Law
- Family Law
- General Litigation
- Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
- Insurance Defense
- Longshore & Maritime
- Mass Tort
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Professional Liability
- Trucking & Transportation
- Workers’ Compensation & Employment
Four of the Appellate Practice attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar: Kansas Gooden and Kevin Franz in Appellate Practice, Mark Eckels in Workers’ Compensation, and Kristen Van der Linde in Civil Trial. Board certification is the highest level of professional recognition granted by The Florida Bar, and confirms that an attorney is an expert in their field.
Arguing an appeal is significantly different than handling a trial, and the firm’s Appellate Practice attorneys understand the need to:
- Write persuasive briefs
- Serve as an oral advocate
- Analyze the law as it applies to the facts of the case
Appellate attorneys can also be brought in at the trial court level to advise the client regarding preservation of issues for appeal.