Michelle Smith is Board Certified in Criminal Appeals and recognized by legal professionals as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preimmenent 4.9 out of 5.0 attorney. Ms. Smith is a former state and federal law clerk, with extensive experience. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certification requires extra education, testing, and experience and both judges and lawyers have input on whether you can be designated as a board certified attorney. Drawing upon Ms. Smith’s experience as a trial lawyer and former law clerk, our firm has represented parties in appellate and post-conviction proceedings in state and federal court. We have extensive experience preparing appellate briefs, writ and certiorari petitions, presenting oral arguments, and briefing post-trial issues.
Appellate work requires precise knowledge and a new, fresh perspective about the issues involved in a particular case. We employ a detailed, comprehensive approach to produce meticulously researched appellate briefs of the highest quality, whether we are new to the case or are handling a familiar matter. We also provide strategic counseling and advice on preservation of error and other trial-level issues that can affect subsequent appeals.