May 26, 2015

Appeals & Motion Practice

We represent clients in appeals before state and federal courts in Colorado and Florida concerning various civil claims as well as appeals of administrative or agency decisions. In addition, we work with lawyers on researching, drafting briefs and legal strategy on substantive motions arising under state and federal law.

Among our recent results include:

  • In re J.B., 101 So.3d 407 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2012) (as a matter of first impression, reversing trial court’s order that precluded defendant in wrongful death lawsuit from accessing dependency court records of minor).
  • Bhardwagh Ramnarain and Chitra Ramnarain v. The Pronet Group, Inc., 175 So.3d 303 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015)(affirming trial court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ 5-count professional negligence complaint against structural engineers).
  • Hudder v. City of Plant City, 2015 WL 12839179 (M.D. Fla. 2015) (granting final summary judgment on 1st and 4th Amendment claims for alleged unconstitutional zoning ordinance).
  • Fluellen v. City of Plant City, 2016 WL 6729538 (M. D. Fla. 2016) (granting final summary judgment on 4th Amendment excessive force claims).
  • Jacob Munt v. Stevie Carmack and John Stasiak, No. 8:13-cv-02144-CEH-JSS (M.D. Fla. Aug. 13, 2015) (granting final summary judgment on 4th Amendment excessive deadly force claims).
  • Lincoln Rock, LLC v. City of Tampa,  No. 8:14-cv-01374-JSM-JSS (M.D. Fla. Nov. 18, 2016) (order striking plaintiff’s expert economist from testifying or offering any opinion pursuant to Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals).

While appeals and motion practice are generally handled on an hourly or flat-fee basis, in some instance we may take an appeal on a contingency fee basis if there is a prevailing party attorney’s fee provision pursuant to contract or statute. In addition, certain claims brought under the U.S. Constitution and federal law may allow for recovery of attorney’s fees depending on the circumstances.