Services at The Harrell Firm

Litigation Support

I’ve done trial work and I know it pulls you in a thousand directions at once. You don’t have time to devote to researching and writing complex motions and memoranda. Let me free up your valuable time while helping you place your case in the best posture should there be an appeal.

Put my research and writing skills to work long before there’s ever an appeal. Some of the ways I can help include:

  • Drafting or opposing dispositive motions
  • Daubert/Frye motions and responses
  • Motions in limine
  • Non-standard jury instructions
  • Drafting complaints or amendments
  • Arguing evidentiary rulings during trial
  • Drafting or opposing motions for new trial


I’ve litigated appeals in every Florida appellate court and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. I’ve even successfully opposed petitions for writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States. Whether your client needs to file an original petition, an interlocutory appeal, or a final appeal, I can help.

Before taking on your own appeal, consider whether you have the hours to devote to:

  • Reviewing the entire record
  • Thoroughly researching the issues
  • Writing a clear and concise brief (or two)
  • Learning the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Preparing for oral argument like you were about to walk into a law school final

This is what I do. Call me. I’ll partner with you to help your clients through every step of the appellate process.

What people are saying:

I have had the privilege of working with Jessie Harrell on many of our nursing home cases on very complicated legal issues including the validity of arbitration agreements and claims for punitive damages. She has a unique ability to take very complicated sets of facts, and focusing the key issues for the Court in a short period of time. Jessie has always produced a superior work product at a very reasonable cost. Trying to replicate the quality of her work in house is not feasible. I could not have successfully pursued many of our nursing home cases without her consultation and brief writing skills. I would highly recommend hiring Jessie Harrell as a member of your team.