Sometimes things don’t go the way you expected at the trial court level and you may need to file an appeal. Sometimes things go exactly as they should have but the other side appeals. Either way, it is getting more and more common for parties to seek review from a higher court to review a lower court’s decision, whether after final judgment or non-final orders. When it happens, you need an experienced appellate lawyer.

Carlos D. Cabrera, Esq., the founder of The Cabrera Law Firm, has eighteen (18) years of experience handling appeals in state and federal appellate courts. From representing injured individuals, small and large business, and even insurance companies, Mr. Cabrera has handled over one hundred (100) appeals in many areas of the law. Mr. Cabrera has also been retained to handle appellate matters for several prominent law firms.

In most cases, preparing for an appeal doesn’t start after an adverse ruling. It begins the moment you commence litigation. Preservation of issues at the trial court is imperative in order to have an issue reviewed on appeal. For this reason, The Cabrera Law Firm also provides litigation support to many other lawyers and law firms, including attendance at trial as appellate counsel or as co-counsel trial attorney, preparation of dispositive motions, attendance at hearings, and legal consulting.

Here are some of the appellate cases, Mr. Cabrera has handled:

Castillo v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 43 Fla. L. Weekly D 422 (3DCA, February 21, 2018):

Duguay v. Adrenalina, Inc., 226 So. 3d 841 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)

DJ Elec. Servs. of S. Fla., Inc. v. Torres, 222 So. 3d 1222 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017):

Miarka v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 173 So. 3d 980 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015)

SOCC, P.L. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.. 95 So. 3d 903 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012):

Health First, Inc. v. Cataldo, 92 So. 3d 859 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)

Doran v. Florida S.E. Inc., 84 So. 3d 1062 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)

United Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Valladares, 73 So. 3d 310 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011):

Williams v. Onyx Waste Servs., 65 So. 3d 141 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)

Castillo v. Total Source, Inc., 65 So. 3d 120 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)

Jackson v. Columbia Pictures, 63 So. 3d 755 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)

Taylor v. Bloomgarden, 59 So. 3d 1150 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
Stokes v. Schindler Elevator Corp., 60 So. 3d 1110 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)

Stage v. Frisco Bay Community Ass’n, 63 So. 3d 781 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011)

Cousteau Society, Inc. v. Capitol Risk Concepts of Florida, Inc., 56 So. 3d 14 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)

Palm Beach County School Board v. Bibby, 56 So. 3d 772 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)

Aguado v. United Property & Casualty Insurance Company, 56 So. 3d 12 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)

Country Club Homes of Fla., Inc. v. Flagler Fire & Rescue, 56 So. 3d 19 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011)

Hack v. Chuck Norris Drywall, 46 So. 3d 1137 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)

Old Dominion Ins. Co. v. D.R. Horton, Inc., 46 So. 3d 569 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)

Panzer Law, P.A. v. US Sugar Corp., 45 So. 3d 544 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)

Rance v. D.R. Horton Inc., 39 So. 3d 1269 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)

Medley Warehouses, LC v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 39 So. 3d 440 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)

State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Edge Family Chiropractic, P.A., 41 So. 3d 293 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)

First Home Ins. Co. v. Fleurimond, 36 So. 3d 172 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)

Graydon v. Alley Cats Café, 37 So. 3d 859 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2010)

Davis v. State of Florida, 28 So. 3d 221 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)

Alvarez v. White, 27 So. 3d 672 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)

Tatman v. Space Coast Kennel Club, 27 So. 3d 108 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009)

Kimmins Corp. v. Caporal, 23 So. 3d 1185 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Raphael v. Silverman, 22 So. 3d 837 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)

Liebel v. Nationwide Ins. Co., 22 So. 3d 111 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)

Galenos Holding, LLC v. Perez, 20 So. 3d 906 (Fla. 3d DCA 906)

Mobley v. Innkeepers USA L.P., 2009 Fla. App. LEXIS 12770 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. H. B. Fuller Co., 8 So. 3d 1136 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Izquierdo v. Palm Beach County School District, 5 So. 3d 672 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Seminole Casualty Ins. Co. v. Mastrominas, 6 So. 3d 1256 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2009)

Zinn v. Fairchild Communs. Svs. Co., 6 So. 3d 612 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Reales v. D.M. Industries, 4 So. 3d 1227 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Onyx Waste Servs. v. Nieves, 5 So. 3d 673 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Kassapian v. Supreme Courier Corp., 3 So. 3d 321 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Protection One v. Arango, 998 So. 2d 609 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Madison v. Hollywood Subs, Inc., 997 So. 2d 1270 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)

Albertson’s Inc. v. Nichols, 996 So. 2d 215 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)

Stephens v. Holi Corp. of Navarre, 990 So. 2d 1067 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)

United Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Feinstein, 989 So. 2d 763 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)

Swap, Inc. v. Sheldon, 989 So. 2d 1200 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008)

Growden v. Pizza Hut, Inc., 988 So. 2d 1095 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)

Valdez v. Galco Constr., 985 So. 2d 1098 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)

Klein v. Palm Beach County School District, 985 So. 2d 1096 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)

Mastrominas v. All Discount Auto Ins., Inc., 982 So. 2d 696 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)

Fields v. Summerlin Drywall, Inc., 978 So. 2d 166 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)

Jackson v. Dep’t of Children & Family Servs., 979 So. 2d 229 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)

ANC Rental Corp. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 968 So. 2d 573 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

Hollywood Community Synagogue, Inc. v. City of Hollywood, 254 Fed. Appx. 769 (11th Cir. 2007).

Desir v. Nouveau Assocs., 969 So. 2d 1089 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)

Puritan Budget Plan, Inc. v. Amstar Ins. Co., 964 So. 2d 769 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

National Indemnity Co. v. Landscape Mgmt. Co., 963 So. 2d 361 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

Town of Jupiter v. Klaker, 959 So. 2d 271 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

Korkes v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 956 SO. 2d 1197 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

Webber v. Riverwatch Homeowners Ass’n of Lee County, Inc., 956 So. 2d 462 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)

Daeda v. School District of Lee County, 214 Fed. Appx. 888 (11th Cir. 2006)

Hanna v. Churack, 936 So. 2d 578 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)

Ed Kalis Memorial Servs., LLC v. McIntee Holdings, LLC, 932 So. 2d 491 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)

Baldwin v. Florida Dep’t of Transportation, 811 So. 2d 848 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)

Rouco v. Tigo, 778 So. 2d 293 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)

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