Our attorneys include attorneys Board Certified in appellate practice, former appellate judges, and former law clerks at both the state and federal levels.
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We have handled cases in every appellate court in Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
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Our firm has been given the preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell throughout its existence.That rating reflects the highest level of professional excellence.
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We believe in providing the highest quality legal representation to our clients, and we do so while never losing sight of the principles that guide us.
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Our Attorneys

Christopher V. Carlyle


  • Florida Bar Board Certified
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Section
David A. Monaco


  • Former Judge, 5th District
  • Former Circuit Court Judge
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
John N. Bogdanoff


  • Florida Bar Board Certified
  • Former Clerk, 5th District Court
  • Former Senior Staff Attorney

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Middleton v. Middleton

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332 So. 3d 54 (Fla. 5th DCA 2021). Attorney John Bogdanoff persuaded the appellate court to reverse and remand to make specific findings concerning the parties’ respective financial resources. 201659_DC08_12032021_081534_i.pdf (5dca.org)


  • I highly recommend the Carlyle Appellate Law Firm and words can’t describe my gratitude for their services in my case. Their collective knowledge of appellate courts & law, with actual retired appellate court judges working my case, was instrumental in a big win for me on all counts in a very difficult, convoluted uphill battle case.

    Pete Eldridge


  • I always call or recommend The Carlyle Firm whenever I am involved in an appeal. Their keen insights into the appellate process, and their exceptional skills as appellate advocates, provide enormous value to me and my clients.

    David A. Gunter

    Attorney / Law Office Of David A. Gunter, P.A.