Appellate Practice

Appellate practice presents a set of rules and challenges that requires a different approach and skill set than used in litigation before the district court. When practicing before an appellate court the focus is on written and oral advocacy that narrows in on what an appellate court will find most persuasive based on its standard of review for the issue. The firm’s appellate practice group has the excellent writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills needed to evaluate whether an appeal is in the best interest of the client and, when it is, to present the client’s case in the most persuasive manner to the appellate court.

Among the services the appellate practice group provides to the firm’s clients include handling all aspects of appeals and writs in both state and federal courts, handling all aspects of judicial review of agency actions in both state and federal district courts, supporting litigation counsel during trial to ensure that issues are properly preserved for a future appeal, and providing additional support to litigation counsel as needed when specialized written and oral advocacy skills would assist in obtaining the best result for our clients.