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Florida Appeals Successful in Pro Bono Appeal

As part of its commitment to pro bono work on behalf of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office, Shannon McLin and William Palmer of Florida Appeals successfully defended the appeal of a termination of parental rights. The Second District Court of Appeal affirmed the...

Dorworth v. Dorworth

176 So. 3d 336 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015). In this divorce matter, Shannon McLin and her colleague successfully had the case reversed and remanded to the trial court to reconsider numerous rulings erroneously made in the former wife’s favor.

Kelly L. Rooth Prevails in Complex Civil Rights Appeal

790 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2015) Kelly L. Rooth prevails in complex civil rights actions. In Salvato v. Miley, 790 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2015), the personal representative of the estate of a suspect who was shot and killed by police brought a § 1983 action against the...

Eldridge v. Eldridge

147 So. 3d 1048 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) In a complicated divorce matter, the trial court agreed with the wife’s contention that certain alimony payments were actually shareholder distributions from the marital business. The trial court awarded the wife one-half of the...

Fairchild v. Fairchild

135 So. 3d 537 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) In a divorce case involving numerous issues, Shannon McLin persuaded the appellate court to find that the former husband was entitled to credit for certain material funds used during the proceeding to pay attorney’s fees.

Shannon McLin prevails in adoption appeal

126 So. 3d 1236 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013) In a complicated case involving an adoption agency and the father of a child, Shannon McLin successfully persuaded the appellate court to reverse and remand an Order which dismissed the adoption agency’s second petition to terminate...

D.M.T. v. T.M.H.

129 So. 3d 320 (Fla. 2013) In this groundbreaking parental rights case, the Supreme Court of Florida (in a lengthy 4-3 decision) agreed with the Firm that its client, T.M.H., had parental rights to a child she raised with her partner, D.M.T. The same sex couple wanted...

Sweeny v. Sweeny

113 So. 3d 987 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013) In a complicated divorce case involving nine issues on appeal filed by the Former Husband, Shannon McLin was successful in affirming all rulings in the Former Wife’s favor with the exception of one minor issue concerning a life...