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.