Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice at The Harrell Firm

Personal Injury

In the past, I’ve worked on both sides of the “v.” Today, and since 2009, my practice is limited to representing only plaintiffs. I understand the needs of the injured to recover quickly and keep the appellate process moving. I also understand the mentality the defense will be coming from. Using this knowledge, I can help persuasively tell your clients’ stories and provide top-level analyses on their appellate issues. Whether you need assistance with an auto accident, FELA, medical malpractice, or product liability case, I’m available to assist you throughout Florida.

Commercial Litigation

Before devoting my practice to appeals, I spent seven years as a commercial litigator with the national law firm of Foley & Lardner. There, I represented some of the nation’s largest banking institutions, retail chains, and manufacturers in all types of commercial disputes. From check fraud and breach of contract, to landlord-tenant and construction disputes, my practice covered a broad spectrum. I’ve maintained my skills in commercial cases as an appellate attorney, handling breach of contract, foreclosure, insurance coverage, and attorneys’ fees issues on appeal. I understand that all litigation and appellate issues are also business decisions that impact your client’s bottom line. I’ll advise you not only on what can be appealed, but I’ll also tell you the expected costs up front to help your client carefully weigh his or her options.

Family Law

Few things are as emotionally challenging as litigating against family members or severing family ties. Whether your client has been through a recent dissolution of marriage, seeks or opposes modifying time sharing or support, or is battling for guardianship of an incapacitated family member, emotions run high. I’ve helped clients navigate through appeals in all of these areas with the calm analysis required for success in the appellate courts. And, I can help clients truly evaluate whether the expense and risks of an appeal — as well as the protracted litigation — is the right decision for them and their families.

What our clients are saying:

She has a brilliant mind with instant recall of the case law, a fine ability to synthesize and analyze the appeals she works on and a genuine caring for her work and the lawyers with whom she works. When I have an appeal or need a sounding board, I call Jessie.
5 / 5 Stars