Practice

Bushell Law, P.A. is an appellate and litigation support practice. The firm represents plaintiffs, defendants, amicus curiae and other parties in civil appeals, as well as defendants in criminal appeals.  It also provides litigation support for criminal and civil cases pending in federal and state trial courts.

We make our clients’ causes our own and works hard to protect their interests. Dan Bushell is an exhaustive researcher and careful strategist, and is dedicated to finding the most effective and persuasive way to argue every client’s case.

Florida State Court Appeals

If you need an attorney for an appeal from a Florida Circuit Court or Administrative Agency, Bushell Law, P.A. can help.  We represent clients state-wide in appeals to all Florida District Courts of Appeal (including the1st DCA, 2nd DCA, 3rd DCA, 4th DCA, and 5th DCA) as well as the Florida Supreme Court.  Our Florida appellate practice covers the gamut of state court appeals, including, but not limited to, commercial, consumer, criminal, employment, family, insurance, personal injury, probate, and real estate litigation.

Federal Appeals

The firm also provides appellate advocacy in appeals from United States District Courts. While appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and to the United States Supreme Court are the primary focus of our federal appellate practice, Dan has represented clients in numerous other jurisdictions.  The firm’s federal appellate practice extends to civil cases involving federal statutory and constitutional law as well as diversity cases, and criminal appeals in white collar, narcotics, and other federal criminal cases.

Litigation Support

Winning a favorable ruling from the trial judge can make the difference between a favorable and an unfavorable result at trial, and properly framing the issues in the first instance maximizes your chances of prevailing on appeal if one is necessary.  Dan has successfully argued some of the most difficult issues, and obtained favorable results, in federal district courts in Florida and nationwide as well as in Florida circuit courts.  If you need help with pretrial (or post-trial) motions in federal court, or litigating important issues in state court, Dan’s research and writing skills can help best position your case for success.

Amicus Curiae Briefing

Appellate decisions often affect people and organizations far beyond the parties directly involved in the litigation. In recent years, affected outside interests have increasingly participated in important cases through submitting amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” briefs. These briefs can play a significant role in shaping outcomes, as affected groups help the courts understand what is at stake for them, and what implications their decisions may have on others. If you wish to participate as amicus curiae in an appeal in which your interests, or the interests of your members, are at risk, Bushell Law, P.A. can help you effectively communicate your message to the court.