Helpful Florida Law Information

Your Right to Appeal – Review by a Higher Court

Sometimes, no matter how well you present your case, the trial judge or the jury gets it wrong. The Judge or the jury is not the last word about your case. In Florida, you have an absolute right to have three experienced appellate judges review your case. These appellate judges will consider whether the Judge or jury in Florida followed the law, and whether there is sufficient evidence to support the decision made by the Judge or jury. Sometimes when you win, the other side decides to appeal. You have to defend your successful result against an appellate challenge. Adverse administrative, or adverse military separation or courts martial decisions, may also be reviewed.  The Wheelock Law Firm handles complex appeals in State and Federal Courts in family law, reproductive rights, attorney’s fees, trial errors, foreclosures, civil cases, contract cases, administrative law, and military decision reviews. Appellate decisions in which our firms represented one of the parties have been leading cases in some areas. We represent people seeking appellate review (Appellants) and people seeking to preserve a successful result on appeal (Appellees). We also work with trial attorneys to make sure that complex issues are presented in trial so that the appellate courts may rule regarding an adverse decision.

Civil Cases – Aggressive Litigation in all Florida and Federal Courts

Civil cases are litigation between persons or businesses over contract matters, negligence, personal injuries, automobile accidents, employment disputes, wage payment disputes, landlord tenant disputes, homeowners' association disputes, and real estate disputes. Our attorneys aggressively represent people and businesses to resolve these disputes. Our cases have involved small claims and complex transactions.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you have high credit card debt, serious unexpected medical expenses, or other debts you just can’t pay, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may cancel many of your debts. You will get a fresh start, free from the obligation to pay those impossible debts! There is a maximum income level to qualify for Chapter 7. However, if you do qualify, in many cases you can keep your property and your debts may disappear! The Orlando bankruptcy attorneys at Wheelock Law Firm are available to discuss your current financial condition to see if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the right solution for you.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If your mortgage is behind or your car is about to be repossessed, Chapter 13 bankruptcy may let you pay those past due debts over time, while your know your family is still secure living in their home and driving the car! With the help of our attorneys and staff, you will create a plan that allows you to repay these past due debts. Once you have made all your payments your mortgage or car loan will be current and your will have protected those most important assets. You may also have to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy if your income is too high for Chapter 7. Even in those situations, many times you have to pay less than the total amount of your credit cards and other debts. The Orlando bankruptcy attorneys at Wheelock Law Firm are available to discuss your current financial condition to see if Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the right solution for you.


In these economic times, with job losses and the falling value of houses, many people fall behind on their mortgage. The mortgage company may file a lawsuit to recover the house. This lawsuit is called foreclosure. There are many defenses to foreclosure. The foreclosure process may be delayed to provide sufficient time to consider other possible options to ease your financial situation. You may qualify for a loan modification, and be able to keep your house.

The mortgage company may approve a short sale of your property, so that you do not owe any balance to the mortgage company. Bankruptcy may provide options to permit you to keep your house. Please contact us to discuss your options.

We may be able to help you even before the mortgage company files a foreclosure case.

Criminal Law

Our attorneys include a former assistant state prosecutor; an appellate and trial assistant public defender; and a military trial defense counsel and Chief Trial Counsel. Our attorneys and staff aggressively analyze and defend you. Our law firm handles criminal cases from complex life felonies to misdemeanors, DUI and domestic violence. We represent citizens charged with crimes at all stages in the process including:

  • Bond hearings
  • Arraignments
  • First appearances
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Drug possession
  • Firearm charges
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI
  • Traffic offenses
  • Driver License Suspension
  • Domestic Violence

When you are facing a serious criminal charge, or want to make sure your rights are protected, you need immediate service. We make time for consultations every business day.

Personal Injury

Over the past 30 years it has been my honor to serve my clients in the Dr. Phillips area, and their families. During this time, hundreds of clients have returned to my firm with questions about personal injury law and have found themselves in need of legal assistance with claims. For this reason, I have chosen to team with Dan Newlin & Partners to provide my clients with immediate access to an experienced Florida Personal Injury Law Attorney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call The Law Offices of Dan Newlin & Partners today and they will be happy to help you set a free consultation with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney, 407-888-8000.


more areas of practice including

  • Appeals
  • Civil Cases
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury

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