Vero Beach Civil Appeal Attorney
Television court dramas often mislead audiences into thinking that litigation is over once a jury pronounces its verdict. But in the real world of business litigation, the trial is often just the first stage in a much longer process. Civil verdicts are often appealed by the losing party–or in some cases, both sides–and that requires working with an attorney who understands the appellate process.
At Markarian & Hayes, our dedicated Vero Beach civil appeal attorneys can help you seek review of a wide range of civil and regulatory matters. Keep in mind that time is of the essence when it comes to civil appeals. So if you are unhappy with the outcome of your trial–or the other side notifies you of its intent to appeal–you need to act quickly to preserve your legal rights.
How the Civil Appeals Process Works in Florida
There is another common misconception that civil appeals are simply an opportunity to retry the case before a different court. That is not how appeals work in Florida. Appellate courts generally do not retry or reweigh the evidence presented at trial. Instead, the court is looking for errors and mistakes made in the conduct of the original trial itself. For example, if the trial judge instructed the jury incorrectly, or admitted a piece of evidence improperly, that provides grounds for an appeal.
Markarian & Hayes can assist you with a wide variety of civil appeals in both state and federal court, including the following:
- Business litigation, such as breach of contract, partnership and shareholder disputes, fraud claims, copyright and trademark infringement, and business dissolution.
- Regulatory & energy decisions, such as appeals of permitting decisions involving renewable energy (e.g., wind, solar, hydropower, et al.) and environmental regulatory proceedings.
How Can Markarian & Hayes Help You?
Civil appeals require a deep understanding of federal and state procedures. A good civil appeals attorney will also review every aspect of the original trial and identify any potential errors for review. While not all such errors will lead to a finding in your favor on appeal, it is still essential to present a complete case to the appellate court.
Indeed, you need a civil appeal attorney who will zealously represent your interests. Appellate advocacy is just that–it is about presenting the strongest possible argument in favor of your position, whether that is upholding or reversing the trial court’s decision. Never assume that just because you prevailed in the lower court that you do not need to present your case on appeal. You need to work with an experienced civil appeal attorney regardless of what side you are on.
If you need help with any type of business or regulatory appellate matter, call the Vero Beach civil appeal attorneys at Markarian & Hayes today at 772-794-3379 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation. Let us sit down and discuss your case so we can advise you of the services we offer with respect to appellate advocacy.