Board certified criminal appellate attorney. Also practices criminal defense and... more
Board certified criminal appellate attorney. Also practices criminal defense and civil appellate defense lawyer for cases at both the state and federal level, including Circuit Courts, District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the Federal Middle District Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Focusing on both civil and criminal appeals.
Bryan Gowdy is a Florida Bar board-certified appellate specialist who has briefed... more
Bryan Gowdy is a Florida Bar board-certified appellate specialist who has briefed and argued numerous appeals in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Florida. AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell , Bryan is listed as a Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine and as a Super Lawyer in the to... view profile
Katie L. Dearing is an experienced, AV rated trial and appellate attorney whose... more
Katie L. Dearing is an experienced, AV rated trial and appellate attorney whose practice emphasizes litigation of cases in both state and federal courts. Ms. Dearing represents businesses and individuals in matters primarily relating to business and commercial litigation, professional liability defense, product liability defense, contract and insurance disputes, premises liability, business tor... view profile
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Thank you for taking time to review my profile on Avvo.com. I focus my practice on criminal defense, appeals, and litigation generally. I also work with a network of attorneys to provide additional legal services for my clients so that their needs are always taken car of regardless of the issue. I am always happy to talk about any legal issue you may be facing. --- The law is more than just a... view profile
Deborah was born in 1963, in DeLand, Florida. Deborah has also lived in Jacksonville,... more
Deborah was born in 1963, in DeLand, Florida. Deborah has also lived in Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Virginia; Alabama; and Tallahassee, Florida. Deborah's family has lived in Jacksonville, and the Northeast Florida area since before the civil war. Deborah is married to her law partner, Steven P. Combs and they have two children. Deborah graduated from Wolfson High School in Ja... view profile
Ms. Johnson grew up in the Panhandle of Florida, where she attended Niceville Senior... more
Ms. Johnson grew up in the Panhandle of Florida, where she attended Niceville Senior High School. Ms. Johnson obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University, where she graduated cum laude. Ms. Johnson attended The Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Johnson accepted a position as a trial court ... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.