Appellate & Legal Issues
Plan your next move with strategic players
The attorneys in our Appellate & Legal Issues Group have long understood the importance of an appellate perspective in achieving reversals in state and federal appellate courts – the group’s members include a Fellow elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a member of the first class of appellate specialists certified by the Ohio Supreme Court. For that reason, our attorneys are regularly called upon to appeal cases handled by other firms, and/or to ensure that legal issues are properly framed and preserved for appeal through participation at trial or in post-trial proceedings. That experience and those skills are also brought to bear on behalf of our own trial attorneys. Members of the group are integrated into trial teams and participate at all phases of litigation, from jurisdictional challenges immediately following the filing of a complaint, to marshaling broad amicus support in a successful bid to uphold tort reform laws, to a successful certiorari petition and merit brief in a landmark United States Supreme Court case holding claims against generic drug manufacturers to be preempted. Finally, our attorneys understand that every appeal has a cost-benefit analysis. They not only can provide a fresh eye for analyzing appellate prospects, but are willing to back up that analysis with flexible fee structures under which we win when you win.
Areas of Emphasis
- All areas of firm practice involving appeals from litigation and administrative proceedings
- Amicus briefs for individual clients, community organizations, and trade associations
- Consultation or joint effort with, or taking over from, trial counsel at another law firm at the appellate or supreme court level