Appellate

We represent clients in appellate proceedings in all jurisdictions and provide appellate support for trial lawyers.

Effective representation in appellate matters requires deep, highly specific knowledge and experience. Our Appellate practice group is available to assist in matters that involve, or are likely to involve, an appeal. We have represented clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as in state and federal courts throughout the country. We routinely work with colleagues who contribute subject-matter expertise to each appellate representation as needed.

Members of our team frequently serve as lead appellate counsel in matters the firm litigated, although we also handle appeals of cases tried by other law firms or serve as co-counsel with other lawyers for the appellate process. We recognize the advantages of having an appellate specialist actively involved in trial court proceedings to assist with framing legal theories and preserving points for a possible appeal, and we recommend the early involvement of the Appellate practice group in any significant litigation.

We also serve as counsel of record for organizations wishing to participate in appellate proceedings as an amicus curiae, or "friend of the court."

Our Services

  • Appeals from final and non-final orders in all jurisdictions
  • Extraordinary writs and other forms of discretionary review
  • Appeals from administrative or governmental agency decisions at all levels
  • Post-opinion motions practice, including motions for rehearing
  • Trial support, including preservation of error and assistance with dispositive motions and post-judgment motions
  • Appellate support for brief writing or oral argument
  • Application for appellate attorneys’ fees
  • Preparation of amicus briefs

News Releases

06.28.2018Duane A. Daiker Appointed to the Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Certification Standing Committee
10.11.2017Meghan O. Serrano Honored by Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County
08.10.2017Meghan Serrano Receives Board Certification in Business Litigation
07.26.2017Christian Staples Named Honoree for the 2017 North Carolina Leaders in the Law Awards
07.06.2017Karen Stiles and Beth Stanfield Named to Positions With North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
06.15.2017Kevin Braig Named Speaker at NCLGS Summer Meeting
06.09.2017Rebecca E. Shope Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Toledo “Woman of the Year"
05.31.2017Unoccupied Nanna’s Coffee Shop on Freedom Drive to Become Charlotte’s First Drive-Thru-Only Coffee Shop
04.04.2017Beth A. Stanfield Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
03.09.2017Raydal Hospitality Announces Newest Sabor Latin Street Grill Location
11.16.2016Shumaker Earns National and Regional Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017
09.07.2016Robert H. Eddy Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
08.10.2016Tivoli Homes of Sarasota Prevails in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Medallion Homes Gulf Coast
06.17.2016Daiker Elected Chair of Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
11.16.2015Duane A. Daiker Spoke at Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Annual Seminar
10.09.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Prevails in Ohio Supreme Court
08.25.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Prevails in 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
08.12.2015Duane A. Daiker Named Chair-Elect of Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
02.09.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Prevails in Florida Supreme Court
07.28.2014Duane A. Daiker Elected Vice Chair of Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
08.20.2013Duane A. Daiker Elected Secretary/Treasurer of Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar

Blogs

03.28.2018Texas completed fourth execution on 2018
03.28.2018Latest update on battles over criminal justice reform inside the Trump Administration
03.28.2018"Recidivism Among Federal Offenders Receiving Retroactive Sentence Reductions: The 2011 Fair Sentencing Act Guideline Amendment"
03.28.2018"What If Prosecutors Wanted to Keep People Out of Prison?"
03.27.2018Ohio Gov. Kasich commutes yet another death sentence
03.27.2018"The War on Drugs Breeds Crafty Traffickers"
03.27.2018SCOTUS day for considering rules for prison sentence modification based on changed guidelines
03.27.2018"The Scale of Misdemeanor Justice"
03.27.2018After botched effort last month, Alabama agrees not to try again to execute Doyle Lee Hamm
03.26.2018High-profile New Jersey case highlights many challenges of sentencing drunk drivers who kill (and appellate review of sentences)
03.26.2018"Deviancy, Disability, and Dependency: The Forgotten History of Eugenics and Mass Incarceration"
03.25.2018"Prison Crime and the Economics of Incarceration"
03.23.2018Interesting (and important?) new polling data on the death penalty
03.23.2018En banc Sixth Circuit rejects, with some dubitante, effort to extend Sixth Amendment right to counsel to preindictment plea negotiations
03.23.2018Brennen Center releases new report: "Criminal Justice: An Election Agenda for Candidates, Activists, and Legislators"
03.23.2018New spending bill includes a lot more money for Justice Department to fight drug war even harder
11.09.2017"The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline"
11.09.2017Florida and Texas carry out executions on same night
11.08.2017"An Overdose Death Is Not Murder: Why Drug-Induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane"
11.08.2017Another notable set of Election Day results for the criminal justice reform movement
11.08.2017House members reintroduce the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act
11.07.2017A number of executions in a number of states generating a number of notable stories and commentary
11.07.2017Prez Trump promises "crime will be gone" if Virginians elect the right governor
11.07.2017"Criminal Justice and the Mattering of Lives"
11.07.2017Interesting account of "Five myths about white collar crime"
11.06.2017Ohio legislator claims condemned inmates "don't like" her bill to abolish death penalty
11.06.2017Spotlighting challenges facing federal prosecutors in capital pursuit of Sayfullo Saipov
11.06.2017Two notable summary reversals from SCOTUS after circuits failed, yet again, to properly follow AEDPA
11.06.2017NAAUSA and six other law enforcement groups write to Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, per the attached letter.
11.05.2017Seeking experiences and thoughts on Marsy's Law, especially from prosecutors, as Ohio prepares to vote
11.05.2017In praise of an extraordinary new resource, "Reforming Criminal Justice"

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