The Appellate Approach
Our attorneys can appear at your sentencing hearing to request a stay on your appeal or an appeal bond in an effort to keep you out of custody while the appeal is pending
We will carefully examine every aspect of the trial record in search of potential grounds for an appeal.LEARN More
Whether it is your goal to overturn a prior ruling or to defend a past favorable ruling, we can evaluate your case and provide you informed guidance on how to proceed with your civil appeal.
We will thoughtfully examine every stage of your case at the trial level, including pretrial motions all the way through jury instructions and post-trial motions, to determine the most effective legal strategy for your success on appeal. In addition to working with clients directly, we are available to collaborate with trial attorneys who want to remain involved in the litigation at the appellate level.LEARN More
When a decision in family court does not go the way you wanted, it is not just dollars and cents at stake, but oftentimes your ability to spend time with your children and be an ongoing part of their lives for the foreseeable future is on the line as well. Regardless of what type of decision that a family court judge has handed down, you may have the right and ability to overturn that decision on appeal.
The Appellate Law Firm represents individuals in appealing family law decisions and will advocate for a fair and just resolution on your family law matters.LEARN More
The Appellate Law Firm has represented clients in civil, criminal, and family cases and helped them get the justice they deserve.
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Criminal appeals are time-sensitive because a sentence in a criminal case usually involves incarceration. Spending even one day in custody as a result of a wrongful conviction is a travesty. The Appellate Law Firm will do everything possible to prevent unnecessary incarceration time by isolating the most meritorious issues for the appeal and submitting a persuasive brief intended to grab the attention of the appellate court judges.LEARN More
Handling the appellate process is a demanding, complicated, and time-sensitive task. Appellate work requires some of the most sophisticated legal reasoning performed by an attorney. As attorneys with experience in both the trial courts and appeals courts, we are prepared to analyze your case, assemble the required “record on appeal,” file all briefs, and provide oral argument.
We offer representation on civil appeals to attorneys and clients in Washington, California, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. We will not hesitate to tell you if we advise against filing an appeal. Additionally, we can file petitions for writ of mandate to the court of appeals for interim orders that are not appealable. (It is also important to consider obtaining appellate advice before trial, in order to help preserve and identify appellate issues that may be overlooked or unassailable after final judgment.)LEARN More
Family Law Appeals
When a decision in family court does not go the way you wanted, it is not just dollars and cents at stake, but oftentimes your ability to spend time with your children and be an ongoing part of their lives for the foreseeable future is on the line as well. Regardless of what type of decision that a family court judge has handed down, you may have the right and ability to overturn that decision on appeal. The Appellate Law Firm represents individuals in appealing family law decisions and will advocate for a fair and just resolution on your family law matters. LEARN More
The lawyers of the Appellate Law Firm are dedicated to seeking justice in civil and criminal appeals cases.
The civil and criminal courts are supposed to be fair and unbiased, but this does not always happen. If a jury finds you guilty, a family law court divides your marital property unfairly, or a civil court rules against you, you have the right to appeal the decision. The attorneys at the Appellate Law Firm can help you present arguments to persuade the appeals court to reverse the trial court’s ruling.Our Lawyers
These are some notable cases where The Appellate Law Firm has helped people get justice.
The Appellate Law Firm has represented parties in some high-profile cases in the civil courts of Michigan, Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania. We have helped defendants who have been wrongfully convicted overturn their convictions and helped to reverse unjust and incorrect rulings in civil cases.Notable cases
State V. Faghihi, No. B296826, California Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 1 (August 21, 2020):
Successfully Defended Respondent Against An Appeal Of A Restraining Order Imposed Against Appellant. The Court Of Appeal Concluded That The Record Overwhelmingly Supported Granting Respondent’s Request For A Permanent Restraining Order.Read More
The Washington Supreme Court Reversed The Court Of Appeals And Remanded For The Petitioner To Have A New Trial. The Washington Supreme Court Held That The State’s Framing Of Petitioner’s Prosecution As Representative Of The War On Drugs Denied Petitioner A Fair Trial And Constitutes Reversible Error.Read More
Appeal Granted. Washington Court Of Appeals Concluded The Trial Court Did Have Discretion To Consider Appellant’s Request For A New Sentencing Hearing In Light Of His Youth At The Time Of The Alleged Offenses And Thus Abused Its Discretion In Not Considering His Request. The Court Remanded To The Trial Court To Consider Whether To Grant Appellant A New Sentencing Hearing.Read More
Here are videos of compelling oral arguments and notable case wins that were handled by The Appellate Law Firm team.
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Navigating the criminal justice system can be overwhelming and stressful. Being arrested and charged with a crime can turn your life upside down. It is […]Read More
Domestic violence is a significant problem. According to data cited by the Central California Family Crisis Center, reports that approximately 23% of women and 14% […]Read More