Joseph Eagleton 

Joe Eagleton is an associate at the firm, focusing his practice on complex commercial disputes and significant family law appeals.  Joe has handled appeals in all of Florida’s appellate courts, as well as in the Federal and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.  In just his second year of practice at the firm, Joe argued and won an important consumer-finance case at the Florida Supreme Court.

Previous to joining the firm, Joe served as the Senior Staff Attorney for Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente, working on some of the state’s most high-profile civil and criminal appeals.  Joe has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in appellate practice by Florida Super Lawyers and is a past recipient of the Florida Bar Journal’s “Excellence in Writing” award.  Joe sits on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, chairs the Appellate Section’s Pro Bono Committee, and chairs Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section.  Joe is currently serving as Reporter for the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases.

 

Joe enjoys outdoor activities, including jogging and golf, and traveling with his wife.  He is a passionate baseball fan and has visited ball fields all around the country.  His dog Wrigley pays homage to his favorite ballpark, Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A., with honors
  • University of Florida, M.A., with 4.0 GPA
    • Graduate Certificate in Political Campaigning
    • Received the highest possible score on comprehensive examination
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with honors
    • Received honors in Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research & Writing
    • Book Award in Conflict of Laws
    • Member of the Journal of Law & Public Policy
    • Teaching Assistant for the Legal Research & Writing Department
Certifications and Bar Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • All Florida Courts
Honors and Distinctions
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017-2020
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up and Comers, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Florida Bar Journal “Excellence in Writing” Award, 2012
Professional Associations
  • Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
    • Member of the Executive Council
    • Chair of the Pro Bono Committee
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases
    • Reporter for the Committee
  • Constitutional Judiciary Committee
    • Committee Member (currently serving three-year term)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Section
    • Former Appellate Practice Section liaison to the HCBA’s professionalism and pro bono committees
  • Tampa Connection
    • Graduate (Class of 2016-2017)
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Historical Society
  • Ferguson-White American Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Second District Court of Appeal Historical Society
Lectures
  • Very Superstitious…Part 1,” Guest Speaker, Issues on Appeal Podcast (July 19, 2020)
  • “Judicial Town Hall Meeting with Judges from the Second District Court of Appeal,” Moderator, The Hillsborough County Bar Association CLE Webinar (June 25, 2020)
  • “Preserving the Record for Appeal,” Appeals for the Pro Bono Practitioner CLE at the Florida Bar Winter Meeting (February 5, 2020)
  • “Perspectives on Judging: A Spectrum of Experience from the Second District Court of Appeal,” Moderator, The Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section CLE (October 22, 2019)
  • Stories from Oral Argument – Part 1,” Guest Speaker, Issues on Appeal Podcast (October 13, 2019)
  • Pro Bono: You Know You Want To,” Guest Speaker, Issues on Appeal Podcast (April 28, 2019)
  • “Finality in Family Law: Appealing Orders in Cases That Never End,” The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section’s Family Law Appeals Webinar (November 11, 2018)
  • “The Dos and Don’ts of Oral Argument: An Interactive Discussion with a Judicial Panel from the Second District Court of Appeal,” Moderator, The Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section CLE (October 17, 2018)
Publications

Oral Argument Links

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Contact Joseph Eagleton


jeagleton@bhappeals.com
813-223-4300