Appellate practice Involves different skills and strategic considerations than trial practice. On appeal, the focus shifts from developing and proving facts (through discovery, examining witnesses, and trial) to the legal issues that decide the case. Effective appellate advocacy thus demands a formulation of the issues that is focused on what is important to a panel of appellate judges deciding the case.
In formulating the issues on appeal, our attorneys conduct thorough legal research; analyze the legal issues in light of the rule-making and policy considerations that shape the development of law; and then present the facts and those issues and arguments selected for appeal concisely in a persuasive appellate brief.
- State and Federal Criminal Appeals
- State and Federal Civil Appeals