Appeals (Appellate and Trial Support Practice)


As an appellate lawyer Pamela Beckham has argued more than 200 civil appeals over 30 years and has been recognized as a Preeminent Lawyer of the United States in appellate practice. She is a past-chair of the American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Appellate Advocacy Committee and has argued appeals throughout Florida's courts and in the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to preparing briefs and arguing appeals, our appellate group assists trial lawyers to ensure that trial records are properly developed and protected so that the best factual and legal arguments are preserved and available later for any appeal which may arise. Pamela Beckham is a contributor to Reagan W. Simpson's book, The Amicus Brief: How to Write It and Use It Effectively (A.B.A. 1998) and authored the chapter titled "Award of Attorney's Fees and Enforcement of Judgments" in 2 Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation (David L. Leitner, Reagan W. Simpson & John M. Bjorkman eds., West 2012). Mrs. Beckham's article, Appeals: Timing Is Everything was published in the ABA Journal in December 1998. She chaired and moderated the program, "How to Make Your Appeal Client and Cost Effective" at the ABA Annual Meeting in 1996 and also moderated the program on amicus practice at the ABA Annual Meeting in 1997.

Mrs. Beckham's reported cases include:

Medina v. Peralta, 724 So. 2d 1188 (Fla. 1999).
Westland Skating Ctr., Inc. v. Gus Machado Buick, Inc., 542 So. 2d 959 (Fla. 1989).
Herber v. Martin Mem'l Med. Ctr., Inc., 76 So. 3d 1 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011).
Cabrera ex rel. Estate of Acosta v. TJ. Pavement Corp., 2 So. 3d 996 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008).
50 State Sec. Serv., Inc. v. Murray, 973 So. 2d 533 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007).
Fletcher v. Huntington Place Ltd. P'ship, 952 So. 2d 1225 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007).
E. Coast Adver., Inc. v. Wiseheart, 862 So. 2d 734 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003).
Niven v. G.F.B. Enters., L.L.C., 849 So. 2d 1093 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003).
Prendes v. Miami-Dade Cnty., 821 So. 2d 1196 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002).
McBee v. Sandals Resorts Int'l Ltd., 659 So. 2d 471 (Fla. 3d DCA 1995).
Kalisch v. Kalisch, 646 So. 2d 292 (Fla. 3d DCA 1994).
Avril v. Civilmar, 605 So. 2d 988 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992).
Alvarez v. State, 574 So. 2d 1119 (Fla. 3d DCA 1991).
Bookworks, Inc. v. Capital C Corp., 529 So. 2d 1246 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988).
Marquez v. Heim Corp., 632 So. 2d 85 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993).
Shelby Life Ins. Co. v. Paolasini, 489 So. 2d 89 (Fla. 3d DCA 1986)

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