Appellate Practice

Our appellate attorneys have represented clients on appeal for over 25 years. Our research, writing and courtroom skills ensure the best possible appellate representation.

When your initial class action lawsuit, product liability, criminal defense, or commercial litigation case does not come down in your favor, you may be wondering what legal options are available to you.

By working with an experienced state and federal appellate attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson, you may be able to get the decision reversed in your case and obtain the outcome you were hoping for. Find out more about how to get started with your appeal when you contact our office to discuss the details of your case.

Choose an Appellate Attorney With Decades of State and Federal Appellate Experience

An appellate attorney from Colson Hicks Eidson can offer an extensive appellate practice, fully integrated with the firm’s areas of practice. This includes class action lawsuit, commercial litigation, products liability, and white collar criminal defense.

Partner Maureen Lefebvre spearheads our appellate attorney team. Together, the team has more than 26 years of experience handling appeals in state and federal courts and has more than 500 state and federal reported decisions.

What Types of Cases Can Be Appealed?

There are many different types of legal issues that can be appealed to. Whether you are dealing with federal, civil, or business law cases, our state and federal appellate attorneys are here to help. Some of the more common types of cases we are prepared to take on include:

  • Tax fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • White-collar crimes
  • RICO charges
  • Drug trafficking
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Thanking mortgage fraud
  • Firearm convictions
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Antitrust
  • Habeas petitions
  • Motions to reduce sentences
  • 2255 motions
  • 2241 motions
  • 2254 motions
  • Pre-and post-trial motions
  • Civil claims
  • Federal administrative appeals
  • Regulatory appeals
  • Constitutional appeals
  • Statutory reviews
  • Business law appeals
  • Supreme court appeals commercial appeals
  • Civil motion for summary judgment appeals

Although your state or federal trial may initially produce an unfavorable outcome, with help from a state and federal appellate attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson, you could get the decision overturned or your sentence reduced depending on the details of your case. Your attorney will carefully examine the evidence to determine whether requesting a hearing or obtaining a new trial is more appropriate for your case.

If you are dealing with another unfavorable legal outcome and are unsure where to turn for help, contact our office to learn more about whether you have the right to pursue an appeal in your case.

Time Limits for State and Federal Appeals

If you are interested in pursuing an appeal at the state or federal level, you will need to get working on your appeal soon after your initial verdict. This is because the deadlines are often only days or weeks.

If you fail to file your appeal before the specific deadline based on the type of appeal you are filing, you will have lost your right to have your case heard by the appellate courts. Take steps to protect your future outcome by getting an experienced state and federal appellate attorney to take on your case.

Need to Appeal a State or Federal Court Ruling?

Lawmakers pass new laws every legislative session and appellate courts hand down new appellate decisions at a rapid pace.

Because of the constantly changing legal landscape, an appellate attorney at our firm understands how new developments may impact a case and what strategies are needed to take to find a successful appellate case resolution.

Consequently, our appeals attorneys are well established and highly respected in appellate advocacy. They are well versed in numerous substantive areas of law. As part of the ongoing collaborative effort, our appellate attorneys assist trial counsel with numerous complex legal issues arising during the course of pretrial, trial and post-trial proceedings in anticipation of a possible appeal.

Appellate Practice

Contact an Appellate Lawyer for Help Today

Because clients recognize the distinctive skills of our appellate attorneys and personalized client service, parties to litigation seek out Colson Hicks Eidson to secure reversals of prior rulings, defend successful verdicts, and develop strategies for favorable settlements.

Contact our appeals law firm to schedule a consultation with us. Our firm is proud to offer no-cost, risk-free consultations to individuals dealing with unfavorable outcomes in a variety of legal battles. When you are ready to get started on your case, you can reach us through our online contact form or by phone at 305-476-7400 when you are ready to get started on your appeal.