Harvey Sepler


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Harvey Sepler


University of Miami School of Law


University of Kansas

Ph.D., Education

Vanderbilt University

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Mental Health Public Policy Analysis

Western Michigan University

M.A., Psychology

University of Florida


Previous Experience

Assistant Public Defender (Appellate Division)

Senior Judicial Assistant

Bars & Courts

  • Florida
  • U. S. District Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States 

Professional Experience

Harvey J. Sepler, J.D., Ph.D., is a seasoned appellate attorney having personally litigated over 1400 civil and criminal appeals spanning a 32-year career.  Among his many victories, he has obtained unanimous decisions in both the United States Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court. 

He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers – one of the country’s more prestigious organizations.  Its select membership includes Justices from the United States Supreme Court, Justices, and Judges from state and federal appellate courts around the country, and many of our most highly regarded appellate attorneys.  In addition, he has been recognized as a leading appellate attorney in Florida, receiving an Outstanding Appellate Attorney Award from The Florida Bar and recognition in the Florida Super Lawyers (top 5% of Florida attorneys) and the Florida Legal Elite (top 2% of attorneys) for his appellate skills. 

Mr. Sepler has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law for over 22 years, teaching most of the appellate courses at the University of Miami School of Law.  He has authored 15 articles/chapters in various ABA Journals, The Florida Bar Journal, and The Florida Appellate Practice Manual.  His cases have been discussed in the ABA Journal, N.Y. Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, L.A. Times and the U.S.A. Today.

In addition to litigating appeals, Mr. Sepler regularly counsels attorneys in trial strategy and on perfecting records to preserve trial victories or to provide a basis for reversal on appeal.