Appeals are profoundly different from trials. The record is fixed, briefs become paramount, and the main question is whether the trial court committed reversible error. The special focus demands a very different approach.
Attacking bad judgments and defending good ones requires particular skills. Some are obvious: identifying the most sensitive issues, writing persuasive briefs that will resonate with appellate judges, and anticipating and answering the judges’ questions at oral argument. Other skills come into play before the appeal even happens; these include advising the trial team on preserving objections, crafting jury charges and verdict forms, and helping write compelling briefs on complex issues that may arise on appeal.
Our appellate practitioners are well-versed in these areas. They honed their skills in elite BigLaw firms, representing the largest and most demanding clients in high-stakes litigation across the country. Whether they’re handling interlocutory appeals, post-judgment appeals, mandamus petitions, amicus briefs, petitions for discretionary review, or even complex pretrial motions, our appellate team has got our clients covered.