Hassell-Legal, P.A.

We believe that the thorough knowledge of appeal practice is an essential part of civil trial work. The failure to properly preserve a legal issue in the trial court can mean that the client loses his or her right to appeal on that issue. Once a case is on appeal the issues must be efficiently and effectively briefed and argued. Our attorneys have briefed and argued appeals in each of the five District Courts of Appeal in Florida, in the United States Courts of Appeals and in the United States Supreme Court. Two members of the firm, Mr. Hassell and Mr. Carroll, have served as judicial research assistants for the appellate judges at Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal. Mr. Washington briefed and argued appeals for the citizens of Florida through his work in the Attorney General's Appeals Division.