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The Russo Appellate Firm, P.A. is located in Miami, Florida and has focuses in civil appeals and trial support since 1990.

The firm has been involved in major litigation and appeals in a wide variety of fields, including products liability, mass torts, medical malpractice, admiralty, commercial disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, construction litigation, securities litigation, and class actions.

In complex civil litigation cases, or cases with large amounts at stake, our firm is often hired to provide trial support to trial firms. As appellate lawyers, we are particularly well equipped to brief the law during the trial proceedings, including through preparing and defending summary judgment motions and then in preparing and handling motions in limine, jury  instructions, and post-trial motions. One of the most valuable services we provide during proceedings at the trial level is preventing appealable issues.

Contact us today if you need appellate or trial support assistance in any of the following areas of civil ltigation:

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Contract Law
  • Tort
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury
  • Admiralty/Maritime
  • Property Damage

The firm was founded by Elizabeth K. Russo, who is certified by the Florida Bar as a Board-Certified Appellate Attorney. She has been handling appeals in state and federal courts for more than 30 years. Kevin D. Franz has practiced law for over 10 years, specializing in appellate law for the majority of his career. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Franz clerked for the Honorable E. Allen Shepherd in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in Maryland and thereafter headed the appellate division at Lane, Reese, Summers & Ennis, P.A. for eight years handling appeals and providing litigation support at both the state and federal levels.

Call Russo Appellate Firm, P.A. today at 786-724-0733 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Elizabeth K. Russo


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Florida District Courts of Appeal
  • United States First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1978


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Wellesley College, B.A. 1975

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Former Chair of the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board’s Liaison to the Florida Appellate Practice Certification Committee
  • Member of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
  • Best Lawyers in America from 2006 through 2016
  • Super Lawyer from 2007 through 2016

Attorney Kevin D. Franz


  • Florida Supreme Court
  • First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Florida District Courts of Appeal
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 2005


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 2001

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar
  • The Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court

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