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Easley Appellate Practice PLLC
Licensed since 1994, EAP has established its appellate practice as a top-rated and award-winning premiere all-Board-Certified appellate law firm.  EAP is AV rated (the highest possible) by Martindale-Hubbell, whose ratings reflect both legal skills and attorney’s ethics. 

EAP has been recognized with multiple additional accolades, including being selected in the Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the U.S. The Florida Bar certified Easley in 2003 as "appellate expert" and "appellate specialist", with only those certified as such able to claim such select designation. The Florida Bar recognized Easley in 2009 for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification.

​EAP's founder, Dorothy F. Easley, is the nationally recognized author of the federal appellate practice treatise that serves as a primary resource for handling appeals in federal court. 

​EAP's boutique Supreme Court and Federal and State Appellate Practice is long established. ​ We have briefed and argued hundreds of appeals. Our practice is grounded in the U.S. Supreme Court, all Federal Appeals Courts, the Florida Supreme Court, and all Florida Appeals Courts. We also serve as experts for trial lawyers, as their appellate co-counsel for strategic litigation support in high-stakes cases, while still in the trial court.  

Despite a winning or losing decision, trial level outcomes are often not the end of the litigation. On appeal, parties still want to keep the win or prosecute the loss. They are better served by Appellate Specialists. As one appellate judge put it, "[a]ppellate advocacy is, in essence, a business for legal intellectuals" and "a specialty all to itself." See Plain Talk On Appellate Advocacy, 20 Litigation No. 3 (ABA 1994).​

Our Appellate Specialists are trained to minimize risk and maximize success in appeals. We labor to provide you with the highest quality service,   expertise, and value, to help you win.

​Award-winning Top Appellate Blog on Wikio and Criminology and The Florida Bar

Proud members of the appellate lawyers & trial support group (al&ts) (c) 2009.

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  • Top Attorneys in Florida since 2009, in The Wall Street Journal
  • ​ALM Recognition of Easley as one of the Top Women Leaders in the Law and featured in Fortune Magazine in 2014 & 2015. 
  • The Florida Bar 2009 Excellence in Promotion of Board Certification Award
  • ALM Recognition of Easley Appellate Practice Among South Florida's Top Lawyers, Legal Leaders in Appellate, Business / Commercial Law
  • Among "The State's Legal Leaders" 2011 in Bizjournal
  • Top Business Attorneys in Florida since 2011, in Florida Super Lawyers - Business
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale -Hubbell 
  • Top Appellate Lawyer, in South Florida Legal Guide  
  • Florida Legal Elite (top 1.9 percent Florida lawyers), in Florida Trend Magazine 
  • Florida Super Lawyer (Top 5%), in Florida Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers - Miami, in Florida Super Lawyer Magazine 
Professional Recognition
Why do clients entrust their complex and high stakes appeals to EAP PLLC?  There are really four reasons.  We are board certified in appellate, highly experienced and innovative specialists, while not yielding to over-confidence.  We provide outstanding customer service, with the highest Avvo customer ratings of 10 out of 10, and 5 stars.  More
How much does your firm charge?
Are any sample briefs or motions available to review?
Shouldn't my trial lawyer handle my appeal?
When will I got to court?
How long does an appeal take?
Trial level outcomes are important, to be sure.  We only work with the most excellent, smart trial attorneys for strategic litigation support. Our Appellate Specialists are trained to help by expertly researching the legal issues early on, guiding how and what evidence to adduce and the law to most effectively prosecute/defend your case and preserve appellate issues.  More
Successful Federal Appeals in All Circuit Courts: A Practice Guide for Busy Lawyers.