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Tampa, Florida 33602


Welcome to, the website for the law office of Loren Rhoton, P.A.  Loren Rhoton P.A. is exclusively a criminal appeals and postconviction relief law firm. The Attorneys in our office are experts in the postconviction field. We focus solely on postconviction and criminal appeals for state and federal cases arising in the state of Florida. With over thirty years of combined experience in postconviction and criminal appeals cases, we strive to vigorously pursue postconviction relief for our clients throughout the state of Florida and in all phases of federal collateral proceedings. Our qualifications to handle your postconviction case are available on the “About the Firm” page of this site. The attorneys can be contacted for consultation/representation either by email, telephone, or in writing.  A representative sampling of appellate opinions from cases handled by the firm is also available for viewing on this site.  

Trial and appellate courts are always reluctant to overturn convictions. Therefore, for those who are wrongfully or unfairly convicted and seeking post conviction relief, it is important to be represented by attorneys who specialize in postconviction matters. It is equally important that such skilled attorneys be aggressive in seeking post conviction relief.  You would not go to a podiatrist for heart surgery. Likewise, you should not rely on an attorney who is not knowledgeable in the postconviction field to assist you with your important postconviction claims. If you are wrongfully or unfairly convicted, or if you received ineffective assistance from your trial or appellate counsel, you want to know that your post conviction case is going to be handled properly. We have the specialization, experience, and knowledge to handle all phases of postconviction relief cases in Florida and the federal courts. We are licensed to practice in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States and are certified to appear before the United States Supreme Court.

At Loren Rhoton P.A., we recognize that many of our clients have been dissatisfied with their prior attorneys.  As ineffective assistance of counsel is a common post conviction claim, this is not surprising. We are sensitive to the fact that many incarcerated persons have a distrust of attorneys and want to be kept up to date on their cases. We understand that our clients want to be involved with their cases and expect their attorneys to actually listen to them. It is our office’s policy to timely update clients on the status of their cases and promptly return phone calls regarding the clients’ cases. It is our office’s policy to encourage our clients’ involvement with the research of their claims. We evaluate all cases at the beginning of representation so that crucial deadlines are not missed. In short, it is the policy of our office to give our clients the expert, high-quality, aggressive legal representation that they deserve and have every right to expect.

Aside from providing postconviction and appellate representation to Florida prisoners, Loren Rhoton, P.A., publishes the Florida Postconviction Journal, a quarterly newsletter that provides relevant legal self-help advice and information to inmates who are unable to afford private counsel. The Florida Postconviction Journal is provided free of charge to Florida Prisoners. Additionally, in the interest of assisting Florida prisoners with their cases, Loren Rhoton, P.A., sells copies of the legal self-help and advice book, Postconviction Relief for the Florida Prisoner.

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If you are interested in viewing information about the firm’s past results, please read and acknowledge the information below. The information in this section contains information about the firm’s past results. The information has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar. 

You should know that:

The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results have been provided.  All results of cases handled by the firm are not provided. 

The results provided are not necessarily representative of all results obtained by the firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. 


Tampa criminal post conviction relief attorneys Loren D. Rhoton and Ryan J. Sydejko represent persons wrongfully  and/or unfairly convicted of serious state and federal crimes in Florida, including such cities as Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Gainesville, Clearwater, Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Pensacola, Fort Myers, Panama City, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine.

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