Appeals

A large part of Mr. Lowry's practice focuses on appeals and post-conviction matters. The goal in every case is to get justice at the trial court level, but if this is not possible, attorney Mark S. Lowry knows how to fight for your rights in the appellate world to reverse the trial court's decisions or jury verdict to achieve the proper result.

Many attorneys put themselves out to be appellate lawyers and will charge big fees, then hire law students or interns to research and write the briefs. Mr. Lowry is not one of these attorneys. For the past 10 years Mr. Lowry has been litigating appeals in the in both civil and criminal matters, and writes every single brief himself without hiring anyone to research or assist on his behalf.

In your initial consultation, Mr. Lowry will listen to your or your loved one's case, evaluate the decision or verdict you want to appeal, and tell you from the outset whether it's something that can reversed. The rules of appellate procedure limit what can be appealed and when, and Mr. Lowry has the experience and knowledge to know whether your matter fits within these rules. If we feel your matter may have issues that can be pursued, Mr. Lowry will begin by requesting the entire record from the trial court (or appellate court if we are appealing to the Supreme Court), including any discovery from the government in criminal cases. The full record will be examined top to bottom by Mr. Lowry himself to look for any issues that may be pursued, including prosecutorial misconduct and judicial error. Often times when someone calls the firm for an appeal they want a judgment reversed, but after reviewing the complete record Mr. Lowry is able to appeal prior judicial orders that affected the trial itself. This is important because if we solely reverse a trial verdict, we could then be back before the trial court but stuck with the same judicial decisions that may be in error and still greatly affect the case in a harmful way. However, if we include in the appeal pretrial judicial errors as well as the verdict, we could then return to the trial court with a clean path towards justice.

A massive advantage in hiring Mr. Lowry to work on your criminal appeal is that he is a criminal defense trial attorney with over 65 jury trials on his record. This means that if we are successful in your appeal, he is the perfect attorney to defend the case when its brought back down to the trial court knowing what's occurred on appeal and how not to allow the same mistakes to happen again. Mr. Lowry's experience and knowledge in appellate law has served his clients very well in moving forward after successful completion of the appellate case.

In litigating the amount of appellate cases he has, Mr. Lowry has achieved great success for his clients. One example is Thomas v. State , 28 So.3d 240 (Fla. 4 th DCA 2010), wherein Mr. Lowry successfully argued that the court committed error by not examining the confidential informant's testimony about whether he sold drugs to Mr. Thomas. This eventually changed Mr. Thomas' sentence from 10 years Florida State Prison to probation.

Should you or someone you know need a judgment or verdict appealed, contact South Florida appeals attorney Mark S. Lowry immediately, as often the time to file your notice of appeal is only 30 days from the date of the decision. After this your appellate rights are limited. Call or email Mr. Lowry today for a free consultation and learn about your rights and what can be done. We offer affordable payment plans and will educate you on how the process works and what to expect. This may be your last chance to reverse the wrong and seek justice.