In addition to the normal fees for preparing and/or litigating the case the Florida Bar has allowed an additional 5% fee in case there is an appellate proceeding or post judgment action for recovery on a judgment. What that means in English is – in case an appeal is necessary an appellate lawyer is usually retained to do that work. It should be noted that there are many attorneys that specialize in this type of work and most trial lawyers, while being excellent at what they do, will not go outside their specialty as they feel their clients would be better served by having someone who is a specialist and who routinely appears before the Appellate Courts in the State Courts of Florida or the Federal Court systems. This type of attorney generally charges an additional 5% on top of whatever the litigating attorney would charge.
written by: Christopher Ligori