Appellate Litigation

Our appellate lawyers successfully litigate a wide range of cases, in various jurisdictions, in many different federal and state courts of appeal, including state supreme courts and the United States Supreme Court. Simply put, our lawyers know how to take a tough case to the next level.

Trial and appellate practices are entirely different skill sets, and in many firms they require different personnel. At Patton & Ryan, our lawyers’ broad experience enables us to protect a favorable ruling and seek to reverse an
adverse one.

Of course, we strive to win each trial outright, but know that in some cases, on some issues, in some jurisdictions, the real victory can only come at the appellate level. As a result, our lawyers have the rare ability to try the tough case while also preserving the issues we might need for appeal later — just in case.

We’re proud of our multidisciplinary trial lawyers’ ability to identify the procedural, evidentiary, and substantive legal issues in the lower court that get the attention of the appellate courts. Because they accept such a small percentage of proposed appeals, something has to stand out in the legal brief that motivates them to take the case. We write clear, concise, and well-crafted briefs that place the pivotal issue front and center before the court – judges and opposing counsel have told us so.

Whether the appellate case involves transportation, product liability, indemnification, workers’ compensation or many other areas, our attorneys have the experience and litigation skills to get the best results for our clients.

We have earned a stellar reputation for our oral presentation skills, persuasively educating appellate tribunals regarding the validity of our clients’ position.