Excellence in Florida Appeals and Appellate Law
Welcome to the Law Office of Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A., a boutique appellate law firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience in appeals and litigation support in state and federal courts. We are committed to investing the time, energy, personal attention and intellectual resources needed to achieve superior results for each and every client. We are responsive and thorough, and bring experience, integrity and trust to every client relationship.
501 South Flagler Drive, Ste. 503
West Palm Beach FL 33401-5913
Legal Writing The attorneys at the Law Office of Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A. believe that legal writing plays a critical role in all aspects of their practice. In the appellate court, legal writing in briefs and motions provides judges with their first impression of an appeal. These written arguments strive to frame the facts and legal arguments in the most persuasive light. The firm's attorneys also put their legal writing skills to work in the trial court when providing litigation support. They assist trial attorneys by researching and writing persuasive legal arguments. This early involvement helps to make sure that the issues are preserved and presented in the light most favorable to the client's position, both in the trial and possible appeal that might follow. Outside the courtroom, two members of the firm use their legal writing skills on Florida Supreme Court Committees on Standard Jury Instructions. Working with attorneys and judges from around Florida, these attorneys help to make the jury instructions used throughout Florida more understandable and accurate. Oral Arguments Oral argument is an opportunity for your appellate attorney to talk about the issues in the case with the appellate judges. The oral argument allows the appellate attorney to clarify any arguments made in the written briefs and to answer any questions of the appellate judges. This helps to make sure that the appellate judges understand the key issues in the case. The attorneys at the Law Office of Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A. regularly present oral arguments in appellate courts. The firm's attorneys have handled oral arguments at the Supreme Court of Florida, each Florida District Court of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to handling oral arguments in the appellate court, the firm's attorneys regularly argue motions in the trial court. The firm's attorneys often present legal arguments during hearings or during charge conferences.
Jane Kreusler-Walsh is Board Certified as a specialist in appellate practice, the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in a specific area of law. She has an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest mark for competency and ethics. Florida Super Lawyers lists Ms. Kreusler-Walsh as among the Top 50 Women attorneys in Florida. Ms. Kreusler-Walsh is also listed as one of the top 10 appellate attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Best Lawyers in America has included Ms. Kreusler-Walsh 15 times in its list and named her Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice for West Palm Beach in 2015 and 2011.
Ms. Kreusler-Walsh's practice focuses on civil appeals and litigation support. Ms. Kreusler-Walsh specializes in handling complicated appeals and has over 540 reported decisions. In practice for over three decades, Ms. Kreusler-Walsh has appeared numerous times in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court and all Florida District Courts of Appeal.
Ms. Kreusler-Walsh is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Ms. Kreusler-Walsh was a law clerk for the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Florida and received her law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ms. Kreusler-Walsh handles cases in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including complex commercial, contract disputes, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, insurance, class actions, securities, marital and family law, probate and trust.
A History of Service
Ms. Kreusler-Walsh has a long record of service to the Bar and her profession. She serves by special appointment on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases (2010 present) and the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee (2012 present). Ms. Kreusler-Walsh has served on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Evaluations (2006-2008) and the Florida Supreme Court's Standard Jury Instructions (Civil) Committee (1998-2004). She formerly chaired The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee and the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. She served three terms as vice-chair of The Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee, was chair of Grievance Committee 15B, President of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, and chair of the Palm Beach County Appellate Practice Committee for 7 years.
Ms. Kreusler-Walsh is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American Law Institute, the Litigation Council of America and the American Bar Foundation. She is a member of The Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the American Inns of Court. Ms. Kreusler-Walsh currently serves on the board and is Vice President of Making Every Day Count, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting family and juvenile delinquency drug courts in Palm Beach County. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.