What we do

Strategic Trial Support

Our firm works collaboratively with trial lawyers during all stages of litigation.  Trial lawyers can leverage their time by hiring our firm to handle the legal research and analysis.  Our goal is to save client resources by developing the strongest strategy to present the case in the trial court and preserving issues from the beginning.  If an appeal becomes necessary, our lawyers are familiar with the case and can transition seamlessly to handling the appeal.

We provide trial support that is tailored to your needs and priorities, adding value to the trial team.  Our services include:

  • Assisting with the complaint or answer;
  • Legal research and analysis of complex issues;
  • Drafting dispositive motions and responses;
  • Drafting jury instructions and handling charge conferences;
  • Assisting at trial to preserve issues for a possible appeal;
  • Handling post-trial motions.

Appeals

Our firm handles appeals in all Florida state and federal appellate courts.  Appeals are different from trials and require different skills.  It is critical to choose an appellate lawyer with strong skills in written and oral advocacy.  Our clients benefit from our firm’s fresh perspective and extensive experience.

Written Advocacy

Legal writing must be persuasive, clear, concise, and engaging.  Appellate courts decide many cases solely on the written briefs.  Appellate judges have a different point of view than trial judges.  We use our extensive experience to select the best appellate issues and frame those issues in the most effective manner for our client.  Our goal is to position our clients for success.

Oral Advocacy

Oral argument is a chance for your appellate attorney to talk directly to the appellate judges about your appeal.   The attorney presenting the oral argument must be fully prepared to respond to the appellate judges’ questions and help them understand the key facts and issues in the appeal.  Our attorneys regularly present oral arguments in state and federal appellate courts.

Oral argument before the Supreme Court of Florida on March 5, 2015, Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch (Case No. SC14-277) [VIDEO]

Oral argument before the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal on October 4, 2016 in Town of Gulf Stream v. Palm Beach County, 206 So. 3d 721 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016) (Case No. 4D15-1753)

Rebecca Mercier Vargas:

Oral argument before the Fourth District Court of Appeal on January 27, 2015 in Blinn v. Carlman, 162 So. 3d 1074 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

Stephanie L. Serafin:

Oral argument before the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal on June 19, 2018, in City of West Palm Beach v. South Florida Water Management District (Case No. 4D17-1412)

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Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin

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501 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 503
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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