Our managing attorney, William S. Graessle, has personally handled over 200 civil appeals in Florida’s appellate courts and federal courts. As the most senior board certified appellate specialist in Jacksonville, Florida, few, if any, attorneys can match his expertise and experience when it comes to the civil appellate process.
We Handle All Types of Civil Appeals
While we handle all types of civil appeals, common appeals we handle include:
- Breach of Contract: Contracts come in many forms and govern many aspects of our lives. We have litigated and handled appeals in contract disputes for almost thirty years.
- Estates and Trusts: These matters include contested wills, failure to distribute funds, and breach of fiduciary duties by personal representatives and trustees.
- Zoning and Land Use Issues: For many years, we represented the City of Jacksonville Beach in their zoning and land use appeals regarding comprehensive plans and rezoning issues.
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation: Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property and we have represented municipalities and individuals on appeal in a wide range of eminent domain cases.
- Intellectual Property: We have handled appeals regarding copyright and trademark infringement on behalf of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and corporations.
- Tax Deeds: If the government is attempting to take your property for unpaid taxes, we can help. We have litigated tax deed issues before trial courts, district courts of appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court. The tax deed process is complicated, and the government is required to strictly follow the legal process.
- Covenants Not to Compete: Often referred to as “non-compete clauses” or “non- compete agreements,” CNCs consist of a contract between an employer and an employee prohibiting the employee from disclosing confidential information, trade secrets, other sensitive business information upon terminating his or her employment, or restricting the employee from opening or becoming employed by a competing business for a defined time period and within a certain geographical area after terminating employment. These agreements are sometimes used in connection with the sale of a business or professional practice, but they often apply to an employee and employer’s rights both during and after the employment relationship is concluded.
- Tortious Interference: Interference with existing contracts or with an advantageous business relationships is an actionable legal wrong which is the subject of many types of civil suits.