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Dorothy Frances Easley

Dorothy Frances Easley

also known as Dorothy F. Easley, MS, JD BCS Appeals

About me

Appellate Practice is a leading all-Board-Certified boutique appellate law firm. We specialize in federal and Florida
appellate courts. Clients engage us at all levels: in the Supreme Court
of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court, in all Florida Courts of Appeal,
in the Federal Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th
Circuits, and at the trial level as appellate co-counsel for trial
attorneys, providing trial support in high stakes cases. We have extensive appellate experience.


level outcomes are important. Our Appellate Specialists are trained to
minimize risk and maximize success through expert trial support. We
conduct thorough research of the legal issues early on to guide trial
counsel in how and what evidence to adduce and early education on the
most effective prosecution or defense of your case, long before a motion
for summary judgment is filed.

level outcomes are often not the end of the litigation, however. If
there is an appeal, you still  need to keep that win. When an important
lower court ruling is challenged, parties to the litigation need
appellate specialists.


firm is based on these four core principles: service, experience,
continued study and enthusiastic commitment to excellence in appellate
practice and trial support. 


The results of this approach speak for themselves. Most
recently, the firm's founder headed the appellate groups with several
health care litigation firms representing national clients.  In
addition to advancing appeals and writs in the U.S. Supreme Court, the
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Florida's Supreme and District
Courts of Appeal, the firm has argued complex statutory and
constitutional law issues in state and federal trial courts. 


Easley is recognized with an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law
Directory, the highest available rating for ethics and legal
preeminence in the legal community. She is also board certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice since 2003, and is recognized by her peers as one of the Legal Elite (top 1.9 percent of all Florida Lawyers), in Trend Magazine, as a “Top Appellate Lawyer”, South Florida Legal Guide since 2006, and a “Florida Super Lawyer” (top 5 percent of all Florida lawyers), Super Lawyer Magazine since 2006.

Areas of Appellate and Trial Support Practice:

  • Appellate Law: Federal & State in Civil, Administrative & Criminal

  • Business Law: Commercial, Contracts and Business Torts

  •   ERISA, Civil RICO, FDUTPA, Antitrust, Consumer Protection Actions

  • Health Law & Medical Malpractice Law Defense

  • Constitutional & Employment Law

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, since 2007.



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 100%



Hourly ($350-550/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Dorothy was an integral part of our team. Her knowledge and strong writing skills paved the way to a successful result under the circumstances.


    John Penson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Easley Appellate Practice, PLLC

Board Certified in Appellate Law
1200 Brickell Ave., Ste 1950 (PH 1)
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing199409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2007
Top Appellate LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2007
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Top Appellate LawyerN/A2006
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2006
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2005
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2004
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2003
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AFlorida Bar Board Certified in Appellate Law2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section, Certification CommitteeVice-Chair2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section, Council of SectionsDelegate2007 - 2007
Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules CommitteeSecretary2007 - Present
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Criminal Law SubcommitteeMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionSecretary2006 - 2007
Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section Special SubcommitteeChair2006 - 2007
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Orientations SubcommitteeChair2006 - 2007
Florida Appellate Practice Section Pro Se Appellate Handbook CommitteeChair2005 - Present
Florida Appellate Practice Section Website CommitteeChair2005 - 2006
Florida Defense Lawyers Amicus CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionTreasurer2005 - 2006
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Civil Rules SubcommitteeMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules E-filing SubcommitteeMember2005 - Present
Editorial Board,Trial Advocate QuarterlyMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Records SubcommitteeMember2004 - Present
Florida Appellate Practice Section Website CommitteeVice-Chair2004 - 2005
Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules CommitteeMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Appellate Practice SectionPro Se Appellate Handbook2008
The Record, Fla. J. of App. Prac. Sec.Appellate Court Rules Committee Update2007
Florida Bar Appellate Practice BookQuo Warranto Extraordinary Writs2007
Florida Bar JournalJudicial Notice on Appeal: What's All the Fuss?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
State University of New YorkN/AMS - Masters Summa Cum Laude1986
Warren Wilson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Appellate AdvocacyAppellate Advocacy2008