Practice Areas

The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm handles all types of appeals in State and Federal court. We also provide trial support, are available to mediate cases, and conduct mock oral arguments.


The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm has the experience to handle any appellate matter. The firm has represented clients in all five district courts of appeal in the State of Florida, as well as the Supreme Court of Florida. In addition, we have represented clients in the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. We have dealt with an extremely wide variety of cases, from complex commercial matters to constitutional issues involving family law and property rights, to a wide cases representing plaintiffs in numerous contexts. Our firm has two former appellate judges, as well as two lawyers board certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice. Whatever your needs, be it taking an appeal, a petition for an extraordinary writ, or defending an appeal, The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm has the attorneys and experience to successfully guide you through the process.

Trial Support

The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm has extensive experience providing trial support in complex cases. Sometimes the issues involved require additional research to ensure that they are properly presented, and sometimes an appeal appears inevitable in a given case. We have experience being involved at every stage of the process, from assisting with the drafting of a complaint to preparing and responding to dispositive motions, to assisting at trial itself, to addressing post-trial motions. When a case reaches the appellate level, the record below has already been established. Associating The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm for trial support helps to ensure that the record is properly preserved and will give your clients the best chance for success on appeal.

Mock Oral Arguments

Virtually all cases that are argued before the United States Supreme Court involve one or several mock arguments in order to prepare the case. Nothing is as effective in preparing for an oral argument as having former judges and experienced appellate practitioners take the role of the appellate court and ask difficult questions which the practitioner may not have considered, and which may arise during the actual oral argument. This process can be as formal or as informal as the attorneys hiring us wish it to be, ranging from a true mock oral argument in a courtroom setting with the appropriate time clock, to a round table discussion with the attorneys concerning possible questions. Let the attorneys and former judges at The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm assist you in preparing for oral argument so that your client will have the greatest chance of success.