Category Archives: Appeals Attorney

Florida Appellate Lawyer

At trial, an attorney’s major objective is to persuade the fact-finder—typically a panel of lay jurors—that credibility lies on the side of his or her client’s witnesses, and the evidence, although controverted, favors his or her client. Trial lawyers ascertain the factual strengths and weaknesses of both sides of their cases, and then sift, select, … Read More

What is the status of prenuptial agreements in the appellate courts today?

When you’re dealing with divorce actions and dissolution of marriage cases, appellate courts review trial courts’ ruling on attorneys fees under a very tough abuse of discretion standard. The question will be: Did the judge abuse his or her discretion in awarding one spouse fees or denying one spouse fees? In some instances, the appellate … Read More

Land Mine #10: Motion for New Trial

Land Mine #10: Motion for New Trial A motion for new trial and order entered thereon is a prerequisite to challenging the sufficiency (manifest weight) of the evidence on appeal. The same rule exists for challenging the inadequacy or excessiveness of the verdict. Merely alleging in a motion for a new trial that the verdict … Read More

The Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A.

1001 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 508
Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 478-2102
Fax: (561) 478-2143