County to Circuit Appellate Panel
On July 1, 2013, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit instituted a three-judge panel system to preside over the civil and criminal Appellate Divisions. See Administrative Order establishing County to Circuit Appellate panel. The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit empanels three civil circuit court judges to preside over civil appellate matters, and three criminal circuit court judges to preside over criminal appellate matters. Judges presiding on either the Circuit Civil or Criminal Appellate Panels are on a six-month rotation schedule.
For more information concerning the Appellate Division, please review Administrative Order Number 2019-6-Gen Establishing Procedures for Circuit Court Appeals and Petitions for Extraordinary Writs.
All parties must review the Guidelines for Communication with the Appellate Division.
Matters in the Civil Appellate Division include: (1) appeals from the county court; (2) appeals from various quasi-judicial boards and administrative agencies; and (3) petitions for extraordinary writs seeking mandamus, quo warranto, certiorari, or prohibition. To view Civil Appellate Opinions click: County to Circuit Civil Opinions
Matters in the Criminal Appellate Division include: (1) appeals from the county court, and (2) petitions for extraordinary writs related to criminal matters, including petitions for habeas corpus relief. To view Criminal Appellate Opinions click: County to Circuit Criminal Opinions
Judges presiding on the Circuit Civil & Criminal Appellate Panel are on a six-month rotation schedule.
*NEW* Circuit Civil Appellate Panel (January 2020 – June 2020):
The Honorable John B. Bowman (presiding), the Honorable Fabienne E. Fahnestock, and the Honorable Nicholas Lopane
*NEW* Circuit Criminal Appellate Panel (January 2020 – June 2020):
The Honorable Andrew L. Siegel (presiding), the Honorable John J. Murphy, III, and the Honorable Martin S. Fein
Circuit Civil Appellate Panel (July 2019 – December 2019):
The Honorable Patti Englander Henning (presiding), the Honorable Raag Singhal, and the Honorable Frank Ledee
Circuit Criminal Appellate Panel (July 2019 – December 2019):
The Honorable Tim Bailey (presiding), the Honorable Ernest A. Kollra, Jr., and the Honorable Mariya Weekes
Access the Pro Se Appellate Handbook prepared by the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar for parties who are representing themselves is available by following this link: Florida Bar Appellate Section’s Pro Se Handbook