Case Results

Case Results

Significant Cases

While we have handled over two-hundred appeals, below is a concise, representative list of some of our notable appeals. We handle all types of civil, divorce, and family law appeals.

Family Law

  • Wright v. Wright, 135 So. 3d 1142 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)
    • Obtained reversal of trial court’s failure to award Former Wife alimony.
  • Switzer v. Switzer, 113 So. 3d 1036 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013)
    • Obtained reversal of a trial court’s order preventing the Husband from moving with the minor child.
  • Gunn v. Ubbels, 101 So. 3d 420 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012)
  • Shawfrank v. Shawfrank, 97 So. 3d 934 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • Burnett v. Burnett, 66 So 3d 1102 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011)
    • Obtained reversal of trial court order requiring Former Husband to pay Former Wife’s attorney’s fees.
  • Diedrick v. Diedrick, 114 So. 3d 1006 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012)
    • Obtained reversal of trial court’s order denying the Former Wife the ability to prove fraud in the Former Husband’s financial affidavit and his failure to disclose the existence of a pension.
  • Galligar v. Galligar, 77 So. 3d 808 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
    • Obtained reversal of trial court’s order requiring Former Husband to pay virtually all of his income for alimony.
  • Kay v. Kay, 988 So.2d 1273 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008)
    • Obtained reversal of trial court’s order awarding all of Husband’s retirement account to the Wife.
  • Griffin v. Griffin, 993 So.2d 1066 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
    • Obtained reversal of a trial court’s imputation of income to the Husband.
  • G.S. and B.S. v. T.B. and E.B., 985 So.2d 978 (Fla. 2008)
    • Represented one set of grandparents competing for the right to visit with the grandchildren when parents had deceased.

 

Governmental Regulation Concerning Real Property

Tax Sales

  • Delta Property Management, Inc. v. Profile Investments, Inc., 87 So.3d 765 (Fla. 2012)
    • Handled three appeals before the First District Court of Appeal and two before the Florida Supreme Court concerning obtaining property via a tax deed sale.

Condemnation (governmental taking of real property)

  • DOT v. SouthTrust Bank, 886 So. 2d 393 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004), review denied, 900 So.2d 553 (Fla. 2005); Department of Transportation v. Nassau Partners, 878 So. 2d 1286 (Fla. 1st DCA),  review denied, 891 So. 2d 550 (Fla. 2004)
    • Appellate decisions adressing landowners’ right to have attorney’s fees and expert fees paid by the government.
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority v. ASC Associates, 559 So.2d 330 (Fla. 1st DCA), review denied, 574 So.2d 139 (Fla. 1990)
    • Obtained reversal of judgment awarding $2.4 million.
  • Lee v. City of Jacksonville,793 So.2d 62 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001)
    • Enforcement of ordinance preventing the cutting of trees on private property.
  • Rukab v. City of Jacksonville Beach, 866 So.2d 773 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)
    • Appellate proceedings concerning the local government’s designation of certain lands as blighted and subject to condemnation.

Rezoning and Comprehensive Land Use Plans

  • Coastal Development of North Florida, Inc. v. City of Jacksonville Beach, 788 So.2d 204  (Fla. 2001)
    • Obtained formal Supreme Court decision concerning small scale comprehensive plan amendments.

Business

  • Suggs v. DeFrancos, Inc., 626 So.2d 1100 (Fla. 1st DCA 1993)
    • Obtained reversal of money judgment on the grounds there was no enforceable contract.
  • Page v. Fernandina Harbor Joint Venture By & Through Fernandina Marina Investors, Ltd., 608 So.2d 520 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992), review denied, 620 So.2d 761 (Fla. 1993)
    • Obtained reversal of the imposition of ad valorem taxation.
  • USP Real Estate Inv. Trust v. Discount Auto Parts, Inc., 570 So.2d 386 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990)
    • Decision allowing piercing of the corporate veil so that shareholders were liable for corporation’s debt.
  • Fu Sheng Industrial Co., Ltd. v. T/F Systems, Inc., 690 So.2d 617 (Fla. 4th DCA), review denied,  699 So.2d 1376 (Fla. 1997)
    • Obtained reversal by appellate court of judgment in favor of Plaintiff in excess of $14 million with appellate court disapproving the measure of damages on all theories offered by Plaintiff.  Ultimately litigated the case to where Plaintiffs received nothing.

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