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

Florida Appellate Litigation Attorneys

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Firm Overview

Civil appeals and complex litigation

The Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A. is dedicated to advocating and protecting clients' rights in state and federal appeals, post-trial proceedings, as well as pretrial and trial proceedings which involve resolution of significant legal issues. The firm's mandate is to provide such representation at the highest quality for all clients.

Complex areas of civil law practice

By the time a case reaches our firm, it is complicated. It either started that way, or it became difficult as a result of errors which occurred in the trial court proceedings. Our goal is to simplify these difficult cases and resolve them in the best interests of all clients, in the most streamlined and efficient manner possible.

This firm has argued cases involving significant issues on:

-Health care
-Tort claims
-Commercial disputes
-Coverage issues
-Construction law
-Probate/estate/trust matters
-Libel/First Amendment law
-Complex family law cases

Our firm practices in all state and federal appellate and circuit courts throughout Florida and the federal Eleventh Circuit, including Palm Beach County West Palm Beach, Broward County and Ft. Lauderdale, Dade County and Miami, Hillsborough County and Tampa, and Volusia County and Daytona Beach.

Our law firm has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is named in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

A Martindale-Hubbell AV certification mark is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

For over 90 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community's most eminent professionals. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

Work with a qualified Florida appellate attorney

Jennifer Carroll is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar. For an initial consultation with a Florida appellate specialist, contact the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A.


Main Office

Main Office
700 Village Square Crossing
suite 101
Palm Beach Gardens  FL  33410

Phone
  • 561-478-2102
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The Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A. is a Palm Beach Gardens law firm focusing on appeals, as well as pretrial, trial, and post-trial proceedings involving resolution of significant legal issues.
Appellate practice in state and federal courts

Florida appellate law

Our actions as Florida appellate lawyers are governed by the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. We use our extensive knowledge of these rules to achieve the best possible outcome for each of our clients. We practice before all five district courts of appeal in Florida, as well as the Florida Supreme Court.

An order or judgment can be challenged on appeal for several reasons. To be reversible, the legal error must be prejudicial, i.e., it must have adversely affected the outcome of the case. Grounds for reversal can include legally insufficient evidence, misapplication/misinterpretation of the correct legal standards, procedural/substantive errors of law, constitutional violations, and other legal grounds depending on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.

Federal appellate law

The House Judiciary Committee establishes the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, which we often must use in conjunction with the local rules of the federal circuit courts of appeal. We have extensive experience before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the governing federal circuit for Florida.

Complex civil litigation: pretrial, trial, and post-trial proceedings

We always seek the most direct path to a favorable outcome for our clients. Some cases can be resolved before trial or during trial - purely as a matter of law. This can occur by way of a dismissal, summary judgment, judgment on the pleadings, directed verdict, and various other legal resolutions. We work with trial counsel toward this goal, on both a substantive and procedural basis. The legal grounds raised at the trial level can be a basis for reversal or affirmance on appeal, and the appellate practitioner works to preserve the argument at the trial level so that the issue can be raised at the appellate level.

There are also many post-trial remedies available to protect a client, which may render an appeal unnecessary, or at a minimum make a record for an appeal. Examples of post-trial proceedings are:

-Motion for Rehearing
-Motion for New Trial
-Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict
-Motion for Additur or Remittitur
-Motion for Relief from Judgment
-Motion to Set Aside Default

Jennifer Carroll

ur law firm has been engaged in civil appellate practice and complex civil litigation before all federal and Florida state courts since 1998. This firm has been named since 2001 in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

An appellate specialist, Jennifer Carroll was in the first group of Florida lawyers to achieve Certification in Appellate Practice from the Florida Bar. She received this honor upon its inception in 1994. Ms. Carroll also holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Carroll served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ralph W. Nimmons, Jr. of the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, Florida. This experience, coupled with her experience in all aspects of litigation-from trial preparation, full bench and jury trials, and post-trial proceedings

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