Appellate courts exist because even the best-intentioned judges and juries make mistakes. Sharp and skilled appellate advocacy, based on thorough knowledge of the law and concise, persuasive writing, can obtain reversal of even the most disastrous trial court result or preserve a vital victory. This is not just something we know; it is something we do. Regularly.
A successful appellate result rests on knowing which lawyer to use in what setting. The simple fact is that outstanding trial lawyers don’t always make great appellate lawyers. These two types of lawyers are very often distinct breeds, somewhat of a left-brain and right-brain kind of thing. We get this intuitively and know how to employ the right personnel to handle the appellate part of any case, while integrating those who tried the matter to ensure the best result above.
Our appellate lawyers—for over more than a quarter of a century—have won dozens of important decisions for our clients, earned countless published decisions to their credit, and been routinely asked to present amicus briefs in federal and state appellate courts. The members of the appellate team at LLG are masters at appellate writing and advocacy, having developed their skills over the span of thousands of hours before state and federal appellate courts throughout the nation. Our team is always willing to provide that fresh set of eyes you need on your case if you seek to reverse or defend a result not initially handled by LLG.