District Court of Appeal
Our Lawyers Have Specific Experience in the Appellate Court
At Florida Appeals, we understand the importance of having lawyers with specific experience in the appellate court. This gives our team a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the court and procedural nuances.
Shannon McLin is a former law clerk from the Fifth District Court of Appeal and Melissa Alagna clerked for the Fourth District Court of Appeal. The Florida Appeals team also includes two retired appellate judges who are former chief judges of the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Florida Appeals Founder Shannon McLin handled more than 200 appeals as a law clerk at the Fifth District, in all different areas of law, giving her an insider’s view of what happens when an appeal goes up to the appellate court. A law clerk reads the initial brief, the answer brief, and the reply brief, and then writes a memorandum of law to the panel of appellate judges. The clerk then makes a recommendation to the panel as to whether or not the panel should affirm or reverse the trial judge’s decision.
It’s important to have an appellate firm like Florida Appeals on board that appellate judges at the district courts of appeal are familiar with. This gives those appellate judges confidence that the work is going to be high quality and that the representations that are made in the briefs are going to be accurate.
The reputation of an appellate firm is extremely important. Since 2019, Florida Appeals has provided comprehensive, high-quality appellate and litigation-support services to trial lawyers and their clients throughout Florida. Visit our Case Stories page to learn more about our successful work with notable attorneys throughout the State of Florida.