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.