202107.08
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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 termination order where the mother failed to complete her case plan…

201910.24
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Appellate Court Recognizes Value of an Experienced Appellate Lawyer

in Cases

Knowledge and experience are priceless as a recent Illinois appellate decision demonstrates. In a heart-wrenching case, the First District Court of Appeal had no choice but to find in favor of the Appellee because of a series of egregious technical errors by the Appellant’s counsel. See Dawn Cox, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Bonnie Wyllie v. University of Chicago…

201509.04
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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.

201506.25
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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 officer and the county sheriff. The United…

201408.29
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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 distributions from that business, as well as attorney and expert witness fees. Shannon…

201404.04
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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.

201311.14
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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 parental rights.

201311.07
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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 to have a child, and T.M.H.’s ova was…