Author: Paetra Brownlee

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Paetra Brownlee

Paetra Brownlee

Appellate attorney Paetra Brownlee is a Florida native who attended law school with a concentration in International Law at Florida State University College of Law, where she received her certification with honors. Paetra has dedicated 100% of her practice to appellate litigation. She has extensive experience in criminal and civil appellate law at both the state and federal levels. Paetra has represented clients in the district courts of appeal across Florida and in the Florida Supreme Court. She has also performed oral argument at the First, Second and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, and at the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. A substantial amount of Paetra’s practice is also dedicated to extraordinary writs and state and federal post-conviction matters.

Filing A Petition For Writ Of Certiorari & Brief Of Amicus Curiae To The United States Supreme Court – Part 1 of 2

July 11th, 2019 by

U.S. Supreme Court BuildingI was recently asked by a fellow attorney to research how to file a petition for writ of certiorari and a brief of amicus curiae in the United States Supreme Court (USSC). This is the first of two articles that will address, in limited scope, filing:¹

  1. A petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court, on review from a judgment or order entered by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  2. An amicus curiae brief at the petition stage

These articles will not address the rules pertaining to filing an amicus curiae brief at the merits stage or oral argument stage, a cross-petition for writ of certiorari, a response to any petition, an initial brief on the merits, procedures related to a case before the Court at the oral argument stage, etc. (more…)