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Johnson Pope’s Appellate Group represents clients in appeals at the state and federal levels. When a client engages us to handle an appeal, our first step is to provide a candid evaluation of our client’s chances of success. We review the trial record, identify potential appellate issues and relevant precedent, and give our clients the information they need  to make informed decisions. Our goal is to provide our clients with the information they need to make informed decisions to protect  their victories or challenge a trial court’s decision.

The ability to indentify winning appellate issues and oral advocacy skills to argue them are  essential requirements for any successful appellate attorney. The heart of a successful appeal is a creative, well written brief and a forceful, clear argument, which both demand exceptional legal research and experience to secure favorable appellate decisions for our clients. Our team takes immense pride in our written and oral skills that it developed over decades of experience in front of peers, juries, and judges. We understand what judges care about when deciding a case. We draft our briefs to meet strict court-imposed requirements and deadlines , and we prepare compelling oral arguments that command attention.

Our Appellate Group offers a full range of appeals services, including:

  • Managing the entire appeal process, from initiation to conclusion
  • Interlocutory appeals
  • Drafting amicus briefs
  • Conducting case evaluations to identify potential appeals
  • Consulting with clients and trial attorneys throughout the appeal process
  • Assisting with trial-related issues, such as preserving key legal matters
We Handle Appellate Litigation in All Areas of Practice

The Appellate Group at Johnson Pope has earned a strong reputation for appellate advocacy throughout Florida. We are well-equipped to handle cases across all substantive areas of practice. Our appellate lawyers work closely with attorneys in other Practice Groups within the firm to pursue appeals in a wide range of cases, including those involving: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business litigation, construction litigation, labor and employment, personal injury litigation, probate, and securities litigation.

Meet the Team

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Nicholas Alsaka
Nicholas Alsaka

Nicholas Alsaka

Attorney, Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
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Tampa
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Chris Bonti
Chris Bonti

Chris Bonti

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500 ext. 2385
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Tampa
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Charles A. Buford
Charles A. Buford

Charles A. Buford

Partner , Clearwater Phone Number: (727) 461-1818 ext. 1035
Office Location
Clearwater
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Lawrence J. “Larry” Dougherty
Lawrence J. “Larry” Dougherty

Lawrence J. “Larry” Dougherty

Partner, Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
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Tampa
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Alberto “Al” F. Gomez, Jr.
Alberto “Al” F. Gomez, Jr.

Alberto “Al” F. Gomez, Jr.

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500 ext. 2020
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Tampa
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Frank R. Jakes
Frank R. Jakes

Frank R. Jakes

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500 ext. 2050
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Tampa
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Caitlein J. Jammo
Caitlein J. Jammo

Caitlein J. Jammo

Partner , Clearwater Phone Number: (727) 461-1818 ext. 1115
Office Location
Clearwater
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Sharon E. Krick
Sharon E. Krick

Sharon E. Krick

Partner , Clearwater Phone Number: (727) 461-1818 ext. 1130
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Clearwater
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Angelina Lim
Angelina Lim

Angelina Lim

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500 ext. 2060
Office Location
Tampa
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Michael C. Markham
Michael C. Markham

Michael C. Markham

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (727) 480-5118
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(727) 480-5118
Office Location
Tampa
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Edward J. Peterson, III
Edward J. Peterson, III

Edward J. Peterson, III

Partner, Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Darryl R. Richards
Darryl R. Richards

Darryl R. Richards

Managing Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500 ext. 2075
Office Location
Tampa
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Rachael L. Wood
Rachael L. Wood

Rachael L. Wood

Attorney , Clearwater Phone Number: (727) 461-1818
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(727) 461-1818
Office Location
Clearwater
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