Victory at trial is not enough. One must preserve the result on appeal. Sometimes, it may be necessary to reverse an unfavorable trial court decision in the appellate courts.
Preparing for an appeal begins early. Appeals are often won or lost in the trial court. It is essential to make an effective appellate record at trial.
Properly evaluating the chances of achieving a better result on appeal preserves client resources.
The writing of effective briefs and petitions lies at the heart of the appellate process. Appellate courts generally decide cases based on the briefs and the trial court record.
Berliner Cohen’s experienced appellate litigators represent clients throughout the entire appellate process, from post-trial motions and stays to perfecting the appeal, from briefing to oral arguments.
The appellate practice at Berliner Cohen handles appeals and extraordinary writs in state and federal courts in disputes involving a wide variety of constitutional, governmental, commercial and business matters, such as:
Berliner Cohen’s appellate practice utilizes specialized expertise in appellate law and general commercial litigation as well as the overall skills of the firm in the corporate, tax, employment, land use, intellectual property and real estate areas to provide a broad base of support for the firm’s clients.
For more information, please contact Thomas Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Murphy is certified as a Specialist in Appellate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the select California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.