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Over 30 years representing parties in appellate proceedings. Admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District of Columbia. Ms. Thompson is also an arbitrator with the AAA Consumer Panel and a Florida Family Law Certified Mediator. She is a former appellate prosecutor and former assistant public defender.
Elaine L. Thompson
AREAS OF PRACTICE
We represent individuals who have been accused or convicted of crimes in Florida, who are challenging their sentences in state and federal court, and who are challenging post-conviction rulings from criminal cases.
A civil appeal can include a large variety of cases, including, breach of contract, negligence, car accidents, slip and fall, unemployment compensation, personal injury, employment discrimination, and medical/dental/legal malpractice, among other things.
Florida law on worker's compensation benefits changes regularly and we represent injured parties to ensure they obtain all of the benefits to which they are entitled after being injured on the job.
FAMILY LAW APPEALS
Often times, there are so many issues involved in family law cases, one or both parties ask the appellate courts to review the trial judge's rulings and we represent individuals in these highly personal matters.
We represent professionals who have spent years in graduate programs, learning and developing their skills, when those individual need help to retain their licenses to practice. We step in after the administrative process has imposed some form of discipline.
Elaine L. Thompson
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FLAT FEES ON APPEALS
No hourly fees – all appeals are handled on a flat fee basis. You will know the full attorney fee up front. Payment plans for the attorney fees may be available. Costs payable to the clerk, court, and court reporter are not included in the flat attorney fee. The client is responsible for all costs. Call me to discuss your legal needs and payment options.