Whatever your appellate needs, The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to successfully handle your case.

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Trial Support

The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm has experience providing trial support in a wide variety of matters.

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The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm has certified mediators and former judges on board to help you resolve your case.

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Our attorneys include attorneys Board Certified in appellate practice, former appellate judges, and former law clerks at both the state and federal levels.


We have handled cases in every appellate court in Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


Our firm has been given the preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell throughout its existence.That rating reflects the highest level of professional excellence.

Mission Driven

We believe in providing the highest quality legal representation to our clients, and we do so while never losing sight of the principles that guide us.

Why do I need an appellate lawyer?

Our Attorneys

Christopher V. Carlyle


  • Florida Bar Board Certified
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Section

David A. Monaco


  • Former Judge, 5th District
  • Former Circuit Court Judge
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

John N. Bogdanoff


  • Florida Bar Board Certified
  • Former Clerk, 5th District Court
  • Former Senior Staff Attorney

Latest News


Attorney Chris Carlyle again named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

Attorney Chris Carlyle has been named again to Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite. This is the twelfth time Mr. Carlyle has received this prestigious recognition. Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among the exclusive Florida...

Attorney Chris Carlyle named Super Lawyer for 16th consecutive year

Attorney Chris Carlyle was named a Florida Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters for the 16th consecutive year. Less than 5% of Florida lawyers receive this prestigious recognition. In addition, Mr. Carlyle was named one of the top 50 layers in Orlando for 2022. Top 50:...

Middleton v. Middleton

332 So. 3d 54 (Fla. 5th DCA 2021). Attorney John Bogdanoff persuaded the appellate court to reverse and remand to make specific findings concerning the parties' respective financial resources. 201659_DC08_12032021_081534_i.pdf (

I highly recommend the Carlyle Appellate Law Firm and words can’t describe my gratitude for their services in my case. Their collective knowledge of appellate courts & law, with actual retired appellate court judges working my case, was instrumental in a big win for me on all counts in a very difficult, convoluted uphill battle case.

Pete Eldridge


I always call or recommend The Carlyle Firm whenever I am involved in an appeal. Their keen insights into the appellate process, and their exceptional skills as appellate advocates, provide enormous value to me and my clients.

David A. Gunter

Attorney / Law Office Of David A. Gunter, P.A.