Florida Appeals Attorneys & Staff

Shannon McLin

Appellate Attorney

  • Board Certified Appellate Lawyer
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida
Earle W. Peterson, Jr.

Appellate Attorney

  • Former Chief Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal
  • Former Circuit Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit
William D. Palmer

Appellate Attorney

  • Former Chief Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal
  • Former Chair, Appellate Certification Committee
Kelly L. Rooth

Appellate Attorney

  • Former Law Clerk, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Holland & Knight
Melissa Alagna

Appellate Attorney

  • Former Legal Intern, Third District Court of Appeal, Florida
  • 2016 Rising Star in Business Litigation
Erin Pogue Newell

Appellate Attorney

  • 2021 Florida Rising Star in Appellate Practice

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Florida Appeals handles cases in every appellate court in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Our attorneys are board certified in appellate practice, former appellate judges, and former law clerks at the state and federal levels.


Florida Appeals has earned the preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which reflects the highest level of professional excellence and integrity.


Florida Appeals provides big firm reach, relationships, and results, with a track record that keeps clients and trial lawyers coming back again and again.


  • We have relied on Shannon and her firm for years, whether it’s for trial support or appeals. The service and results have been top notch.

    John Morgan

    Morgan & Morgan

  • Shannon has been an asset to my trial team for over 10 years. She offers diligent support leading up to trial, during trial and, if needed, on appeal.

    Caryn Green

    Green Family Law

  • Shannon and I have worked together for the past 15 years. She is an outstanding appellate lawyer and great resource for trial support. If I didn’t hire her, I knew my opposition would. She is simply superb!!!!!!

    Mark Rabinowitz

    Greenspoon Marder

  • Shannon is an excellent appellate attorney and provides extremely valuable help at the trial level too.

    H. Eugene Lindsey

    Katz Barron

  • I wholeheartedly endorse Shannon and her firm. We regularly retain them for our clients’ appellate needs. We also consult Shannon and her colleagues before and during trial for their expertise in protecting our clients’ legal rights in the event of a later appeal.

    Melvin B. Wright

    Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter

  • Shannon McLin is, in my opinion, one of the very best appellate lawyers in Florida, without question. I have requested she work with me on a case of significant magnitude to help me prepare the case for an appeal which may follow. She has offered invaluable assistance in that regard; I refer all of my appellate requests to her firm.

    Jim Kelaher

    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A.