Jennifer S. Carroll

Top rated Appellate attorney in Jupiter, Florida

Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A.
Jennifer S. Carroll
Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A.

Practice Areas: Appellate, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1985

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Law Offices of Jennifer S. Carroll, P.A.

1001 US-1
Suite 508
Jupiter, FL 33477 Visit website


Jennifer S. Carroll is a leader in civil appeals law in Florida. She has been certified as a specialist in appellate practice by The Florida Bar since 1994. Based in Palm Beach County, Florida, she represents clients throughout the state. Her firm also specializes in complex civil litigation at the trial level, and she is the creator and host of Florida Appeals Journal, a video program dedicated to important issues in trial and appellate litigation.

Ms. Carroll practices before all Florida courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

She has received an AV Preeminent* Peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubble, reflecting high regard by her colleagues.

Ms. Carroll brings a fresh perspective when reviewing the trial record for cases represented by other attorneys at the trial level. She reviews for possible legal issues or errors she can argue before a higher court. She also serves as consulting counsel at the pretrial, trial, and post-trial stages of litigation on significant issues of law, as well as to help preserve error for potential appeals.

Ms. Carroll has successfully argued cases involving business and commercial disputes; probate and will contest litigation; tort and insurance law; complex family law matters, including business and securities divisions; and numerous state and federal statutory causes of action.

Some of Ms. Carroll's cases include reversal of multi-million dollar judgment against international engineering company; obtaining judgment in favor of company against FDUPTA claims in arbitration; reversal of trial court's order appointing a professional guardian when contrary to wishes of ward; obtaining a judgment/finding of "no undue influence" by beneficiary in a will contest; reversal of orders against corporate shareholder which required signatures on contract against his will; reversal of judgment denying permanent alimony; obtaining judgment in favor of spouse in excess of 50% division based on extraordinary services and contribution to the marriage.

Ms. Carroll is creator and host of the YouTube video program, Florida Appeals Journal, which addresses important issues in trial and appellate practice.  Drawing on her three decades of appellate law experience, Ms. Carroll provides unique insight into issues facing practitioners today.

Ms. Carroll graduated cum laude from Stetson University, where she majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. She attended Mercer University School of Law, and she was inducted into the Order of Barristers and awarded her Juris Doctorate in 1985. Before entering private practice, Ms. Carroll spent several years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ralph W. Nimmons, Jr. on the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general

Practice areas

Appellate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas


  • 60% Appellate
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, Florida

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Martindale
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – American Registry
  • AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Order of the Barristers Honor Society, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
  • Captain, National and State Moot Court Competition Teams, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • “Top Lawyers in Florida”, Daily Business Review
  • “Florida Super Lawyer,” Law and Politics, annually since 2006
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Leading Florida Attorney, Civil Appellate Law, 1997
  • Lifetime Member, Strathmore's Who's Who, 2006
  • Pro Bono Appellate Law Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1997
  • Selected "Top Attorneys in Florida" 2012-2014
  • Boca Raton Community Hosp. v. Jones, 584 So. 2d 220 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991)
  • Psychiatric Inst. of Delray, Inc. v. Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., 588 So. 2d 14 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991)
  • Rodriguez v. Loxahatchee Groves Water Control Management Dist., 636 So. 2d 1348 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994)
  • K.D. v. Department of Juvenile Justice, 694 So. 2d 817 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Sholkoff v. Boca Raton Community Hosp., 693 So. 2d 1114 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Amba-An v. Arias-Turecious, 704 So. 2d 1093 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Columbia Hosp. Corp. v. Barrera, 738 So. 2d 505 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)
  • M.S. v. D.C., 763 So. 2d 1051 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Levin v. Levin, 67 So. 3d 429 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Colbert v. Rolls, 746 So. 2d 1134 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)
  • Bollaci v. Nieporte-Bollaci, 863 So. 2d 440 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Beseau v. Bhalani, 904 So. 2d 641 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
  • Varela v. Bernachea, 917 So. 2d 295 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Conlan v. Conlan, 43 So. 3d 931 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Levin v. Levin, 60 So. 3d 1116 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Bonney v. Bonney, 94 So. 3d 702 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
  • Johnson v. FFE Transportation Services, Inc., 227 Fed. Appx. 780 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. Ctr. v. United Auto. Ins. Co., 140 So. 3d 529 (Fla. 2014)
  • Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. Ctr. v. United Auto. Ins. Co., 103 So. 3d 866 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
  • M.M. v. Adoption of J.T.M., 821 So. 2d 1134 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
  • Hickman v. Barclay’s Int’l Realty, Inc., 16 So. 3d 154 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • Pallay v. Fair Oaks Hospital (Tenet), Case No. CL 89 12664 AO (15th Jud. Cir. Ct., Palm Beach County, Florida)
  • Karr v. Sellers, 668 So. 2d 629 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996)
  • Johnson v. NME Hospitals, Inc., Case No. CL 92-2706 AN (15th Jud. Cir. Ct., Palm Beach County, Florida)
  • Armstrong v. Armstrong, 623 So. 2d 1216 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993)
  • Lift v. Lift, 1 So. 3d 259 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • Seelbinder v. County of Volusia, 821 So. 2d 1095 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002)
  • Ovadia v. Doctors’ Hosp., 705 So. 2d 17 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997)
  • Proto v. Graham, 788 So. 2d 393 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001)
  • Columbia/JFK Med. Ctr. Ltd. P’ship v. Sanguonchitte, 920 So. 2d 711 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Rafael Barrera v. ECRV, et al., Case No. 08 67650 CA 24 (11th Jud. Cir. Ct., Miami-Dade County, Florida) (2015)
  • Magwood v. Tate, 835 So. 2d 1241 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Stanley v. Precision Mechanical, Inc., Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Co., Inc., Chemko Technical Services, Inc., Washington Group International, Inc., and The Boeing Company, Case No. 05-2002 CA 006637 (18th Jud. Cir. Ct., Brevard County, Florida) (2003)
  • Smith v. Smith, 224 So. 3d 740 (Fla. 2017)
  • Martinez v. Smith, 159 So. 3d 394 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
  • Balfour Beatty Constr. v. Morrison-Knudsen, 275 F.3d 55 (U.S. 11th Cir. 2001)
  • Leisure Time Coins, Inc. v. Republic Metals Corp. and RMC2, LLC, Case No. 01-14-0001-8760 (American Arbitration Association) (2016)
  • United Engineering Corp. v. Hill/MK JV, 916 So. 2d 803 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005)
  • Rio Mar Assocs., LP v. UHS of Puerto Rico, Inc., 522 F.3d 159 (U.S. 1st Cir. 2008)
Educational Background:
  • Stetson University, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, Dean's List, 1978-1982, State Champion, National Forensics League, 1981, 1982
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Florida Civil Appellate Practice, Appellate Practice Certification Exam Review Course, Florida Bar, 1998
  • Teaching Assistant, Brief Writing and Oral Argument, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
  • "Medical Malpractice Arbitration and the Right to Set Off: A Proposed Resolution," Trial Advocate Quarterly, Winter 2000
  • "Appellate Specialization and the Art of Appellate Advocacy," Florida Bar Journal, June 2000
  • "An Appellate Lawyer's Top 10 Land Mines in Civil Litigation," Florida Bar Journal, July 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, Florida Bar, 1998-2003
  • United States district courts Middle Districts of Florida
  • Member, Executive Council, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section—Florida Bar, 1998 - 2004
  • Chairperson, Review Course Committee, Appellate Practice Certification Exam Review Course, Florida Bar, 1999-2000
  • United States district courts Southern Districts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Chair, Civil Rules Subcommittee, Florida Bar, 2006-2007
  • Florida, 1985, all state courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Appellate Court Rules Committee, Florida Bar, 2002-2008
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certification in Appellate Practice from the Florida Bar, 1994

Office location for Jennifer S. Carroll

1001 US-1
Suite 508
Jupiter, FL 33477

Phone: 888-640-5002


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