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Forrest Andrews, Esq. Appellate Department Chair

+1 (305) 416-3180

1221 Brickell Avenue, 19th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Appellate Practice Lawyers

Lydecker takes great pride in the superior insurance and appellate services provided by our appellate division.  Our group of specialists offer our insurance clients board certified appellate experience and legal insight as a result of involvement in hundreds of insurance coverage disputes and thousands of appeals.

Lydecker’s appellate division includes partners and associates, each of whom is a seasoned and well-respected appellate attorney and some of whom are Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice. Through their involvement in precedent-setting cases, our appellate attorneys have been involved in creating and shaping Florida law.

At every phase of litigation, the Lydecker appellate division provides our firm’s trial lawyers (and counsel outside the firm) with extensive trial support.  

In addition to handling appeals, appellate attorneys are involved in pre-trial, through trial and every part of post-trial litigation.  This is important for insurance cases because of the careful development and preservation of the appellate record.  Through pretrial motion practice, attendance at trial as appellate counsel, and drafting jury instructions and verdict forms in anticipation of trial, the Lydecker appellate team has all the bases covered.

The coverage and appellate division often assists insurance trial counsel in

  • cases involving complex or novel legal issues, the preparing of legal memoranda
  • preparing post-trial motions
  • the aftermath of trial, appellate evaluations in order to assist our clients in deciding how best to proceed

Contact Our Appellate Lawyers

At Lydecker, our insurance appellate attorneys in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and throughout Florida are dedicated to helping our clients. Contact us today for a consultation.

Lydecker also provides appellate representation litigation cases in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and California.

Appellate Practice Team

Mr. de Zayas’ experience includes debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy, insurance insolvency, construction litigation, employment litigation, and appeals.
Mrs. Diverio is a shareholding partner at Lydecker's Miami office. She is a trial and appellate attorney for first and third party property lawsuits.
Jeremy Harris is a civil litigator with extensive trial and appellate court experience in complex litigation. Mr. Harris practices construction law and represents general contractors/subcontractors and developers in all manner of construction defect litigation.
Forrest Andrews is the Chair of Lydecker LLP’s Errors & Omissions Department and Co-Chair of its Commercial Department. Forrest has extensive experience defending claims against attorneys, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, property managers, directors and officers, and other types of professionals.
Mr. Sanchez Parraga is Of Counsel in the Lydecker Miami and New York offices. He counsels insurers on insurance coverage, claim adjustment, and contract interpretation on first-party property homeowners and commercial losses, bad faith litigation, fire/theft/fraud investigation, and windstorm coverage.
E. Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices.
Dawn E. George is of Counsel and a supervising attorney in the Tampa office, where she practices in labor and employment law and civil defense litigation.

Dawn E. George

Of Counsel

Young Kim is an Associate located in Lydecker’s Jersey City office. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Kim’s practice area involves all aspects of Civil Litigation in the state courts of New York and New Jersey.

Young H. Kim


Yehuda brings a wealth of experience as an associate attorney at our Jersey City office. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School in 2023. During law school, Yehuda served as an editor on a regulatory law database at an Amlaw 100 Firm and interned for special counsel at the District Attorney's office, focusing on appellate matters.

Yehuda Poll