What is Appellate Law?
Appellate law is the process by which a person or entity challenges a lower court opinion before a panel of judges in order to overturn the decision, opinion, or verdict that is contrary to law.
Did your case result in an unfavorable outcome? You may still have options to see if your matter can be resolved in your favor and reach your goal. Attorneys at M&G can determine if there are grounds for an appeal, can conduct an appellate review of your case and defend an unfavorable verdict.
On the contrary, if your case resulted in a favorable outcome but the losing side appealed, this can also be frustrating. The decision with respect to hiring appellate counsel is vitally important, as you will need competent counsel to review your case and advise on the strengths and weaknesses of the appeal in order to maximize the chances of preserving the lower court victory.
Qualifications for an Appeal
Appeals can be complex. Often the most obvious reasons to request an appeal are due to legal errors, meaning there were legal errors or occurrences where evidence or testimony was admitted or excluded erroneously. But did you know there are many other factors that could support an appeal? These include but are not limited to:
- Core evidence does not support the ruling
- Inaccurate application of the applicable legal standards
- Incorrect jury instructions given
- Misinterpreted law
- Technical errors of the law
Based on our experience, an appeal begins with a thorough vetting of the existing evidence and all documents submitted to the lower court, a review of the legal authority relied upon by the lower court or jury and a complete scrutinization of the decisions to ensure the law was correctly applied. M&G understands the important procedures for discovering errors that support the basis for an appeal.
M&G Leads the Way
M&G is analytical, efficient, experienced, factual, practical and strategic. We know litigation and appellate work. We are ready to review and provide our analysis to see if an appeal is the appropriate action to take. Contact M&G today to schedule your “appellate consultation”.
Examples of matters to appeal:
- Business litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Federal Cases
- Real Estate Litigation
If you’re already working with a litigation team, the experienced attorneys at M&G can assist as your Appellate Consultant providing advice and guidance while your case is still at the trial court level.