Once a case is decided by a trial court, an appeal is the only opportunity to have this decision overturned. For an appeal to be successful, one must convince a higher court that either the trial court was in error or that it was correct in its analysis. Both appellants and appellees require the skill of an experienced appellate litigator.
Our appellate practice team thoroughly examines each client's case to look for potential issues that can be reviewed on appeal. We analyze the facts and law of each case, and we prepare a strong argument to convince the panel of appellate court justices of our client’s position.
Our appellate attorneys focus on finding the pertinent issues that are most likely to result in a successful appeal. Appellate work is different than that of trial practice, as it focuses on complex and novel issues of law. Our attorneys are well-versed in navigating and presenting these issues in a clear and concise manner.
Our attorneys have prosecuted appeals in both the Illinois state and Federal appellate court systems, including the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
More than Just Appeals
The appellate team goes to work well before an appeal is necessary. Our skilled appellate attorneys also assist our transactional, commercial and civil litigation attorneys by examining proposed trial strategies and tactics, and looking for issues that may be grounds for a later appeal. Our team helps eliminate these potential issues so that our firm’s trial victories are as airtight as possible.
With the assistance of our appellate team, our transactional and trial lawyers can avoid procedural traps and develop strategies that can maximize a victory with minimal exposure to appeal. Their tenacity and sophistication are a significant part of our success as a firm.