Appellate litigation is an entirely different animal; it calls for a different Florida appellate law firm skill set from that required in trial work and often involves arguments that are unique to the appellate realm.
For these reasons, hiring an experienced Tallahassee appellate attorney is one of the best decisions you can make — and you need to look no further than Cohn Slater.
Cohn Slater’s appellate practice is headed by Dwight O. Slater, a Board-Certified Appellate Specialist who has practiced in all five of Florida’s district courts of appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Attorney Slater previously served as Chief Appellate Counsel for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation—leading the agency’s appellate practice across the entire state.
Prior to that post, he handled all the appeals from the Panhandle for the Florida Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, as well as appeals for the Florida Department of Financial Regulation and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
At Cohn Slater, we handle appeals for our own clients and on referral from other attorneys and law firms. Our attorneys also provide trial support consultation, including helping to ensure the proper preservation of issues for appeal.
Trial Support and Consultation
Trial support and consultation can be invaluable to trial counsel — particularly with respect to ensuring the preservation of issues for appeal.
But an experienced appellate attorney can help with so much more, like researching legal issues as they arise, drafting and arguing pre- and post-trial motions, filing extraordinary writ petitions, and assisting in the preparation of jury instructions and charge conferences.
Having an experienced appellate attorney in your corner can help improve persuasiveness at the trial level and help to properly frame issues for appeal.
Contact Cohn Slater today for all of your Florida appellate law and trial support needs.