Pursuing or defending an appeal from a trial court requires specialized knowledge and skill beyond the skills necessary for trial. Because appellate courts typically decide cases based only on a set of written “briefs” and a short oral argument, effective appellate lawyers must have a mastery of the complex appellate rules, superior analytical skills, and talent for clear, persuasive legal writing to help the court understand the strength of a client’s position.
AT GALLAGHER & KENNEDY
We have substantial experience pursuing and defending civil, criminal, and administrative agency appeals in Arizona and New Mexico courts, other state courts, and federal courts of appeal including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit, and Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.
Our services include:
Our team handles appeals not only when we have assisted in the trial of a case, but also on referral from outside clients or attorneys seeking new counsel on appeal for a fresh perspective. We provide intelligent and persistent advocacy for businesses and individuals involved in complex serious and high-stakes disputes such as:
Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys have served as judges (pro tem) on the court of appeals, completed judicial clerkships with various appellate courts, and earned national and local recognition for their appellate work, as well as board certification in civil appellate law.
RELATED PRACTICE AREAS:
Administrative & Regulatory
Condemnation & Valuation
Corporate & Business Transactions
Employment & Labor
Environmental & Natural Resources
Estates & Trusts
Plaintiffs Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Public Bidding & Procurement