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Dorothy Frances Easley

About Dorothy Easley

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Easley 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.


Trial 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.

Trial 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.


The 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. 


Ms. 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.