Litigation doesn’t always conclude when the judgment is entered. Crafting and arguing an appeal requires unique skills, apart from trial experience.
Lawyers in Armstrong Teasdale’s Appellate practice area have successfully argued hundreds of appeals in civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. They have successfully handled cases involving a wide variety of claims, including employment discrimination, business litigation, medical malpractice, taxation, breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code, lender liability, product liability, insurance coverage (including bad faith claims), antitrust, patent, trademark and personal injury.
To prevail on appeal of an adverse judgment, or to preserve a favorable ruling, a lawyer must be able to examine the entire record and applicable law, and frame the issues to craft a compelling argument. Our appellate lawyers are skilled at critically analyzing a case and identifying the key components necessary to build the most persuasive argument in the client’s favor. Many of them have prior experience as prosecuting attorneys, judges, and appellate clerks, giving them particular insight into the elements of a successful appeal.
In addition to overseeing appeals in cases tried by lawyers in our firm, our appellate lawyers are frequently retained to handle or assist with post-trial motions and appeals for outside trial counsel. We can also provide guidance and assistance to trial counsel on preservation of issues for appeal, and we often assist in preparation of post-trial motions or petitions for extraordinary relief such as writs. We can consult with you to evaluate the strength of a possible appeal before substantial expense is incurred.