Our trial lawyers understand that appellate advocacy is a discrete discipline that requires a unique set of skills. We routinely litigate appeals in state and federal courts involving complex litigation across all areas of the law. Our lawyers have the experience and insight needed to simplify technical issues and convey our clients’ positions in a clear, straightforward, and persuasive fashion. Cases that may have been developed over years of litigation and in trials lasting for days or weeks must be condensed to a 15-minute argument and a 30-page brief. Success requires using our comprehensive understanding of the law with impeccable brief writing and outstanding oral advocacy to produce persuasive reasoning at the highest legal level. The appellate advocacy of our lawyers has resulted in substantive changes in in the law which have resulted in curtailing areas of litigation and saving our clients significant amounts through obtaining these changes in the law.
Our appellate practice takes various forms, depending on the needs of the client. We routinely represent parties on appeal after representing them in the trial court, and we know that a winning appellate case often begins at the trial court level. In other cases, we have been brought into a case only after trial, whether to reverse a loss or preserve a victory. We have advocated for our clients in state and federal appellate courts, including the United State Supreme Court, on a wide range of issues, including the First Amendment and other constitutional provisions, governmental immunity, civil rights, medical malpractice, employment litigation, legislative challenges, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, bad faith issues, and a host of other matters. Appeals have included high profile matters in the State of Georgia and nationally.