General Civil Appeals
Scott Edwards has represented clients on a wide variety of appellate matters, touching on most areas of civil litigation. He has appeared in appellate courts throughout Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Scott Edwards has extensive experience in insurance appeals. Scott has handled many appeals involving first-party property insurance, automobile insurance, and personal injury protection insurance. On top of his appellate experience, Scott also litigated many insurance law cases when he practiced at one of Florida’s largest insurance defense law firms.
Personal Injury Appeals
Scott Edwards has represented clients in personal injury appeals and litigation throughout his career, representing both injured plaintiffs and defendants. He understands the complex issues that can arise in personal injury cases.
Homeowners and Condominium Association Appeals
Many residences in Florida are governed by homeowners and condominium associations. Associations in Florida are extensively regulated by statute. Furthermore, the relationship between owners and an association is governed by the association’s declaration and other internal rules. Scott Edwards has successfully represented both owners and associations on a wide range of association law issues.
Personal Jurisdiction and Venue Issues
Florida is a hub for nationwide and international business. Florida has likewise long attracted new residents from all over the country, and around the globe. Florida has also long been a top vacation destination. As a result, many legal disputes in Florida involve parties located outside of Florida. A Florida court’s ruling determining its jurisdiction over a party or on the appropriate venue can be appealed immediately. Scott Edwards is experienced in appealing and litigating personal jurisdiction and venue issues.
Federal Law Appeals
Scott Edwards is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is knowledgeable about the rules and procedures governing Federal litigation and appellate practice, and how they differ from practice in state courts. He is experienced in Federal jurisdictional issues, including the removal of cases from state court to Federal Court, and the remand of cases from Federal courts to state courts.
The Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure allow several categories of trial court orders to be appealed immediately, without requiring the parties to wait until the end of the case to appeal. Orders that can be appealed on a nonfinal basis include personal jurisdiction and venue orders, orders involving injunctions, orders negating a settlement agreement, and orders allowing or denying a claim for punitive damages.