Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

Appellate Advocacy, Litigation and Trial Support

The Powell Law Firm concentrates its practice on appellate advocacy and litigation/trial support services in all Florida and federal courts. The firm handles cases arising from medical negligence, intentional torts, general negligence, breach of contract, insurance bad faith, wrongful death, products liability, probate, trust and estate litigation, maritime law, attorney-client privilege, criminal prosecutions and medical licensing disputes. The firm handles Florida and federal civil, criminal, and constitutional writs and appeals and have appeared in every District Court in Florida, the Florida Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the majority of our cases are referred to us by other attorneys, the firm accepts select cases directly from clients who need to prosecute or defend a civil or criminal appeal.

Trial Support

At the trial level, our work is designed to complement the efforts of trial counsel at no additional charge to the client. This work includes research into complex legal issues, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, ensuring proper preservation of the record, and filing petitions for extraordinary writs, as necessary.

Civil Appeals

At the appellate level, our services include the management and prosecution of the entire case, including the preparation of motions, appellate briefs and the presentation of oral argument. Our representation begins with a thorough understanding of the findings of fact, identification of all legal issues, standards and burdens, and a determination as to whether appellate issues are preserved. We thoroughly analyze and research the merits of all appellate issues before proceeding to the prosecution of the appeal. We vigorously advocate our clients’ positions while maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity.


Our attorneys handle a wide range of litigation cases throughout the state. The firm services a broad spectrum of clients ranging from individuals and local business owners to large corporations in matters arising from simple disputes to the most complex of commercial matters.

We are acutely aware of the impact litigation can have on the litigant, and we are committed to minimizing the disruption often caused to the personal and professional lives of our clients. In addition, it is our goal to manage costs by efficiently resolving cases with close attention to our clients’ legal, financial, and personal objectives.
We work closely with our clients to determine the best avenue to help them achieve their goals, whether through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration, or through litigation and trial where necessary.