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Dorothy Frances Easley

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

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Easley Appellate Practice PLLC


Licensed since 1994, Easley Appellate Practice has established its appellate practice as a top-rated and award-winning premiere all-Board-Certified appellate law firm.  EAP is "AV Preeminent" rated (the highest possible for legal ability and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell, whose ratings cover both legal skills and attorney ethics.  The firm is based on 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.EAP has been recognized with multiple prestigious accolades, including being selected in Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, and the Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States. The Florida Bar has certified Easley since 2003 as an "appellate expert" and "appellate specialist", with fewer than 200 certified as such and able to claim that select designation. The Florida Bar also recognized Easley in 2009 for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification.​ EAP's founder is also the nationally recognized author of the federal appellate practice treatise, which serves as a primary resource for handling appeals in federal appellate courts: Successful Federal Appeals in All Circuit Courts: A Practical Guide for Busy Lawyers.


 


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.


 

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Contact info

Easley Appellate Practice, PLLC

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

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Appeals: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-750/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse Ms. Easley for all of your appellate needs. Ms. Easley is an astute practitioner and knowledgeable on a plethora of areas of the law. She is meticulous and will point out the trial court's errrors in an eloquent, tasteful, and persuasive manner. I would highly recommend Ms. Easley.

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    Kimberly Berman Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Morris

    I am pleased to endorse Dorothy Easley. She is a superb appellate attorney. I have had the pleasure of reading her excellent briefs and watching her oral arguments. Dorothy also demonstrated keen skills as President of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best in Family Law, FloridaAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Distinguished Lawyer for AppealsExpert Network2016
Distinguished Counsel Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice, every year since 2006Florida Super Lawyers2016
Best Attorneys of America Top One PercentRue Ratings2015
Top Women Leaders in LawAmerican Lawyer Media2015
Top Women Leaders in LawAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2007
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Top Appellate LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2007
Award for Significant ContributionsFlorida Appellate Practice Section2006
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Top Appellate LawyerN/A2006
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of CourtPresident2015 - Present
Third District Court of Appeal Historical SocietyPresident2014 - 2015
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Certification CommitteeMember2012 - 2015
Florida Bar Appellate Practice SectionChair2009 - 2010
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionChair Elect2008 - 2009
Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules CommitteeSecretary2007 - 2010
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section, Council of SectionsDelegate2007 - 2007
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Criminal Law SubcommitteeMember2007 - 2010
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionSecretary2006 - 2007
Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section Special SubcommitteeChair2006 - 2007
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Orientations SubcommitteeChair2006 - 2007
Editorial Board,Trial Advocate QuarterlyMember2005 - 2009
Florida Defense Lawyers Amicus CommitteeMember2005 - 2009
Florida Appellate Practice Section Website CommitteeChair2005 - 2006
Florida Appellate Practice Section Pro Se Appellate Handbook CommitteeChair2005 - 2012
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionTreasurer2005 - 2006
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Civil Rules SubcommitteeMember2005 - 2009
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules E-filing SubcommitteeMember2005 - 2010
Florida Appellate Practice Section Website CommitteeVice-Chair2004 - 2005
Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules CommitteeMember2004 - 2010
Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Records SubcommitteeMember2004 - 2009
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Appellate Practice Journal (ABA)Federal Appellate Jurisdiction Still Has Its Limits2015
Second EditionSuccessful Federal Appeals in All Circuit Courts: A Practical Guide for Busy Lawyers (2d ed. 2015)2015
The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section (Florida Bar)Proposed Amendments (Some Controversial) to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure2014
The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section (Florida Bar)The Persistent Legislative, Executive, and Corporate Attempts to Control the Judiciary2014
Florida Bar JournalFlorida’s New Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Law Cases: A Primer2014
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
Education
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
Expert Network SummitProtecting Internet Privacy, Current Internet Privacy Laws and the Age of Smartphones and Tablets2016
Advanced Appellate AdvocacyAppellate Advocacy2008