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St. Petersburg Appellate Lawyers

Effective criminal, civil and family law appeals in Clearwater and Pinellas County

An appeal is not a new trial or an opportunity to change the outcome of a trial simply because you do not agree with it. The appellate process allows you to have your case reviewed by a higher court when a judge has misapplied the law or an attorney, opposing party or another person has acted improperly or fraudulently.

The Florida appellate attorneys at Kidder & Bennett possess more than 25 years of experience drafting persuasive appeals and convincingly arguing our clients’ positions before the criminal, civil and family law courts.

The appellate process

Appellate judges do not receive new evidence or hear testimony — they only consider the trial court record. Most appeals are determined solely upon the written briefs. Effectively framing appealable issues requires significant trial-level experience and substantial knowledge of complex legal issues, as well as the ability to write clearly and compellingly. To initiate the process, we timely file a written brief that completely and precisely presents your arguments to the court.

Appealing an unjust criminal conviction

An unjust criminal decision can result in severe consequences, such as an excessive prison term or even a death sentence in a capital case. Because each level of appellate court can only review the arguments addressed by a lower court, you cannot afford to miss a crucial appealable issue. Our capital qualified lawyers are trained in spotting crucial problems in criminal proceedings that can result in a successful appeal, such as the judge’s misapplication of the law, prosecutorial misconduct or ineffective counsel.

When to appeal a family law decision

Appeals of family law cases typically involve one or more errors made by the judge or fraud committed by the opposing counsel or your spouse. St. Petersburg family law appeals lawyers conduct a realistic assessment of the likely outcome and the estimated costs and time for the appellate court to reach a decision in your case. Because of the strict deadlines imposed for appealing a family law decision, our St. Petersburg family law appeals attorneys advise you to seek counsel promptly to preserve your rights.

If you received an unfair decision in your case, contact effective Pinellas County appellate attorneys

Consult Clearwater and St. Petersburg appellate law firm Kidder & Bennett at 727.821.8000 or contact us online to learn more about having a bad decision reviewed on appeal.

Office Location

Kidder & Bennett

275 - 96th. Ave. North

St. Petersburg, FL 33702



275 96th. Ave. North, Suite 2, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

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Kidder and Bennett have over 25 years of experience as an Appellate Attorney. When you need a qualified appeals attorney, look no further than Kidder and Bennett. As your criminal appeals attorney, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to aggressively fight for your rights. Contact our office today for dependable legal assistance from a civil appeals attorney, family law appeals attorney, or criminal appeals attorney.

Experienced Appellate Attorney. If you need an appeals attorney, our criminal appeals attorney has the knowledge needed to help you. Call our office for a civil appeals attorney, family law appeals attorney, or criminal law appeals attorney.

Contact our skilled appellate attorney for help in these major cities:

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL
Pinellas County
Pinellas County, FL
Pinellas Park
Pinellas Park, FL
Clearwater, FL

St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach, FL
Madeira Beach
Madeira Beach, FL
Gulfport, FL
Largo, FL

Feather Sound
Feather Sound, FL.
Manatee County, FL
Bradenton, FL
Hillsborough County, FL
Tampa, FL