Pursuing or defending an appeal from a trial court requires different knowledge and skill than what is needed for a trial. Attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy have handled many successful appeals dealing with a variety of subjects, including:
Some of our attorneys have also served as judges (pro tem) on the court of appeals. The firm handles appeals not only when we have assisted in the trial of a case, but also on referral from outside clients or attorneys looking to bring in new counsel on appeal for a fresh perspective.
While lawyers at the firm have substantial experience pursuing or defending appeals in Arizona courts, our lawyers have also handled appeals in several other states and in most of the federal courts of appeal, including the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits, as well as the District of Columbia Circuit.
Appellate courts typically decide cases based only on a set of written “briefs” and a relatively short oral argument to a panel of judges. In addition to mastering the appellate rules, the Gallagher & Kennedy appellate team’s superior analytical skills and talent for writing clear, persuasive legal prose help the court understand the strength of a client’s position.
Our appellate lawyers offer many services related to appeals, including:
Appellate successes of Gallagher & Kennedy lawyers include: