Appellate Lawyer in Richardson Texas
Why Does An Appellate Lawyer Make The Difference?
No one would try a complex or difficult case without retaining a trial appellate lawyer whose courtroom skills provide the maximum opportunity for a favorable result. The same logic applies to complex or difficult appeals. The chances for a favorable outcome are maximized by retaining a lawyer who specializes in appellate practice. Appeals are different from trials. The record is fixed, and appellate judges are not trial judges, juries, or triers of fact.
Trial court arguments cannot necessarily be replayed during an appeal because of appellate standards of review and what appellate judges look for in written briefs and oral advocacy. An appellate lawyer who regularly practices in appellate courts will better navigate the appellate rules, select the right issues and arguments to advance, write a brief that focuses on what matters to the judicial audience, and craft an oral argument that meets the judges’ needs. An Appellate Lawyer understands the mindset of what an appellate judge is looking for in an appeal — which can enhance their client’s chance of winning.
Because of their specialized experience, an Appellate Lawyer can often be of considerable help before and during a trial to ensure the case is in the best posture for a client if an appeal is taken. They can also assist with post-judgment strategies, including security for judgments, and provide advice on whether an appeal should be taken. If a case needs to be mediated or settled pending an appeal, an experienced appellate lawyer can assist in evaluating the odds of winning or losing.
Why Choose a Keramidas Law Firm Appellate Lawyer?
- Has been thoroughly vetted by the legal and judicial communities in a confidential process.
- Knows the appellate process and appellate decision-making.
- Has a track record of success and respect in the appellate courts where he or she practices.
What are ‘Appellate Courts’
Appellate courts are the part of the judicial system that is responsible for hearing and reviewing appeals from legal cases that have already been heard in a trial-level or other lower court. Persons or entities such as corporations having an unsuccessful outcome in a trial-level or other lower court may file an appeal with an appellate court to have the decision reviewed. Appellate courts are present at the state and federal levels.
BREAKING DOWN ‘Appellate Courts’
Appellate courts exist as part of the judicial system to provide those who have judgments made against them an opportunity to have their case reviewed. A corporation with an unfavorable judgment against them will likely see a drop in share price, but an appeal could overturn this previous ruling. If an appeal is successful, the stock price usually jumps.
Courts at the appellate level review the findings and evidence from the lower court and determine if there is sufficient evidence to support the determination made by the lower court. Also, the appellate court will determine if the trial or lower court correctly applied the law. The highest form of an appellate court in the United States is the United States Supreme Court which hears only appeals of major importance and consequence.
When challenging or defending the outcome of litigation, experienced and knowledgeable appellate counsel is essential. The Keramidas Law Firm has the experience, knowledge and practical insight needed for the appeal process as appellate lawyers.
With our insurance law knowledge and substantial experience in insurance litigation appeals, we are able to efficiently assess cases to determine when appeals are warranted. Our experience includes representing insurance companies in virtually all types of insurance coverage disputes and appeals, including matters involving:
- Appeals from jury trials
- Allegations of bad faith insurance practices
- Breach of contract
- Exaggerated claims and insurance fraud
- Priority issues
- Subrogation and indemnity issues