Appellate Law

If you want to appeal a trial verdict from a judge or jury, choose a skilled appellate lawyer to increase your chances for success. The appeals process is complicated, and not just any lawyer will do.

In most jurisdictions, not everyone is automatically entitled to an appeal. You need to convince a judge that proper court proceedings were not followed or that you have another compelling reason for reversing the verdict. For these reasons and others, appealing a decision requires an attorney with special skills, one who already knows the best strategies to persuade an appellate judge.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has the experience and know-how to advise you on the likelihood of success. An appellate attorney on our team can meet with you, analyze the proceedings, review the lower court’s decision and research the law that could help you succeed.

An appeal is not the same as a retrial. Unlike a trial lawyer who builds a case and then asks a series of questions in court, an appellate attorney researches, writes and anticipates the answers an appeals court will want. They prepare thoughtful arguments—both written and oral—to persuade a judge to move forward.

In most instances, an appeal is your last opportunity to seek the justice to which you are entitled as a result of medical malpractice, personal injury or a case involving complex commercial litigation.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen also provides trial support to trial lawyers. Trial support functions include not only providing research, writing, and oral argument assistance during trial to preserve rights on appeal, but also preparing and arguing dispositive pre-trial legal motions, including summary judgment motions, preparing and handling motions in limine and jury instructions, and post-trial motion practice.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help you navigate this complicated area of law and increase your chances for a successful appeal. If you have a need for trial support or appellate counsel, contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen for a free consultation, or call 1 (888) 296-1681.