Imagine you find yourself in the following position. You represent a real estate developer who has been denied approval for a project by a local government. The developer has unsuccessfully challenged the local government’s decision in state circuit court. Now you’ve been hired to challenge the circuit court’s decision in the district court of appeal. You face questions: How do you invoke the district court’s jurisdiction? Do you file a notice of appeal in the circuit court? Or do you file a petition for certiorari, or perhaps for some other extraordinary writ, in the district court? The answers matter. And you have little time to choose the appropriate vehicle for district court review.
Attorney John G. Woodlee, Bedell Firm director, discusses key considerations to navigate this confusing process in The Florida Bar Journal.
There’s plenty of confusion around this subject, and little time to sort it out. To ensure a successful outcome, you may need help choosing the appropriate vehicle for district court review.
John G. Woodlee joined the Bedell Firm in 2012. John has experience at both the trial and appellate levels in a wide variety of state and federal civil matters, including contract and other business disputes, wrongful death lawsuits, employment discrimination litigation, actions seeking enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and land use litigation. He has also served as court-appointed counsel in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Learn more about John Woodlee or contact him here.