Practices

Appellate

We regularly argue appeals on a range of matters and legal issues nationwide – most frequently in the federal and state courts of appeals. Whether or not we handled the case at the trial level, clients seek us out to appeal a disappointing lower court result or to preserve their victory when the other side appeals.

From antitrust, securities, and complex commercial cases to constitutional law, white-collar criminal defense, and bankruptcy matters among others, this diversity of practice areas fuels our appellate practice. While many firms focus on certain kinds of matters, we take a fresh look at each appeal and see opportunity where others may see routine. Our unique approach to intensively reviewing and analyzing the facts in every case frequently leads us to rethink arguments and develop innovative strategies and legal theories that prove compelling on appeal. This complements our focus, when we handle a trial, on building the factual record strategically to create the basis for a successful appeal.

While we are prepared to take every case to the highest court available for review, we appreciate that most cases don’t get there. That is why we so carefully structure each position and argument with a view to successful resolution on the first appeal, typically in an intermediate appellate court.

 

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Don’t Hire a Trial Lawyer to Handle your Appeal

It’s not easy to accept a judgment when you lose a case. Sometimes there are valid reasons to want to appeal the decision. When you are thinking about appealing a ruling, consider whom you will have representing you. Should you stick with your trial lawyer, or is it...