Arguing a precedent-setting appeal requires a level of expertise and oral advocacy our lawyers are known for.
Our lawyers regularly handle complex high-stakes civil and criminal appeals before federal and state courts throughout the nation, including before the United States Supreme Court and state supreme courts. We are well-known within the legal community for our appellate proficiency and often are retained to work on appeals for clients who were represented in the lower courts by other law firms. We also file appeals and defend appeals for clients that we represented before the trial courts. Many of our appellate representations have resulted in groundbreaking decisions.
Our lawyers are formidable oral advocates renowned for their courtroom dexterity. We utilize our appellate expertise at the trial court level to provide strategic advice to clients and to brief and argue complex issues of law to ensure that legal issues that arise at trial are developed and preserved for appeal.
Throughout the appellate process, our lawyers evaluate our clients' likelihood of prevailing and, where appropriate, utilize the mediation process to achieve the best possible result for our clients.
Partners of the firm have served as Chief Appellate Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and many of our Partners and Associates have served as judicial law clerks for federal appellate judges.