Appellate Litigation Services
The Appeal – Successful appellate litigation requires detailed scrutiny of the thousands of pages of documents generated during the course of litigation in the lower courts. Your appellate attorney should know the rules of procedure, be able to identify legal errors, draft a compelling appellate brief, redirect the judges’ attention in reply to the opposing party’s response, and persuade judges through compelling oral argument. Also Appealing – In order to maximize your chance of success, your appellate attorney should be consulted during the course of litigation in the lower courts to ensure that a proper record is created and to assist in the preparation of pleadings, motions, and in trial strategy. Before trial, your appellate will assist in preparing motions and briefs to ensure that issues on which cases are often reversed are not overlooked and are preserved.
During the trial, while your trial attorneys focus on proving facts, your appellate attorney ensures that a complete record is being generated. For example, ensuring that bench conferences are transcribed, objections are properly made, and that the court makes rulings to which your trial team can object. Appellate litigation is my passion and one of my strongest skills. If you are involved in a matter of great importance to you or have had a case in which you believe errors were made, contact me for consultation and evaluation.
I also handle the following cases:
- Virginia Supreme Court
- Virginia Court of Appeal
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Administrative Appeals
- Appellate Consulting.