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Where Tradition Meets the Future

Henderson Franklin recognizes the need for specific skills to be an effective appellate attorney. As a result, we have established our Appellate practice area to assist in matters that involve, or are likely to involve, an appeal.

Having an experienced appellate attorney to handle appeals is critical. Our Appellate attorneys possess the skills necessary to identify issues ripe for consideration by the appellate courts. Also, the appellate attorneys bring a fresh approach to the cases they handle, apart from the views formed by the attorneys who handled the cases in the trial court. Most appeals of cases handled by our trial lawyers are referred to the Firm's Appellate attorneys. In addition, our Appellate attorneys also represent clients with cases brought to us solely for representation on appeal.

When appropriate, Henderson Franklin's trial lawyers will consult with our Appellate attorneys on strategic issues to be presented at trial, so as to "protect the record." Our goal is to do all we can to protect our clients' interests to the greatest extent possible.

Our Appellate attorneys provide representation in both state and federal courts, have argued appeals in the Florida Supreme Court and are admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

For further assistance in this practice area, contact Matthew Belcastro by phone, 239-344-1205 or by email, For any other areas of practice, please visit our practice areas page

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