Trials & Appeals

Some lawsuits just can’t be settled. When that’s so, clients need lawyers who can effectively advocate to judges and juries. We are those lawyers. Over the years, we’ve guided our clients to numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and helped them avoid devastating losses.

But there’s more. We have the technical skills to preserve verdicts after trial, and we also have one skill that far outweighs all others: The ability to persuade. Our success before appellate courts – state and federal – demonstrates that we don’t shy away from hard issues. In fact, we recognize appellate courts as allies (not obstacles) in obtaining and enforcing the results our clients seek.

“May it please the Court.” Every oral argument begins with these five words. Advocates utter them to signify respect for the legal process and to signal their readiness to engage. We feel the same way about appeals. We believe in zealously protecting and enforcing our clients’ rights. This passion shines through in our advocacy. Unlike many, we don’t avoid complex cases, and we don’t flinch at the idea of making new law. We thrive on it.

Oral Advocacy
We know the art of persuasion. At trial, we stand and deliver. On appeal, we understand how to use every opportunity before the panel to strengthen our case. We know what to say and how to say it for maximum effect, whether the ultimate decision is made by jurors or judges.
Motions Practice
Many cases are decided on the papers. We pick and present the “right” issues in winning ways, to best position our clients, from the opening of litigation to the endgame. On cases that go to trial, well-crafted pleadings and pre-trial briefs help set the stage for success, and then help protect a verdict or allow for a successful appeal.
We are not just seasoned litigators. We are seasoned trial attorneys, including award-winning federal prosecutors and big-law litigation partners. Opponents fear us in the courtroom, and we relish the chance to win our case at trial, if that’s what it takes.
Appellate Advocacy
We’re obsessive researchers and writers. We’re meticulous in our craftsmanship, and we’re dedicated to presenting issues and arguments in ways that confirm both the correctness and logic of clients’ positions. We also help clients decide when an appeal is worthwhile, assessing the critical issues and the odds of success.

Trials & Appeals Attorneys