Preti Flaherty’s appellate team has provided persuasive and effective written and oral advocacy in hundreds of appeals before state and federal appellate courts in New England and beyond.
We understand that a successful appeal is based on a fresh look at the law and the facts, a realistic assessment of the merits, and careful prioritizing and winnowing of the facts and legal argument. Effective appellate advocacy requires more than just repackaging the arguments made before the trial court. It requires the unique skill set that our appellate specialists possess.
Our appellate team provides clients with an objective assessment of their prospects on appeal and the tools to get the best possible result. We work with Preti Flaherty’s trial lawyers to fine-tune their argument for the appellate court, serve as special counsel where another law firm has litigated the case in the trial court, and file friend-of-the court (amicus) briefs where the outcome of the litigation may set important legal precedent that could impact a client or an entire industry. Our lawyers have litigated petitions for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court and have appeared in every U.S. Court of Appeals, but one.
If you or your client is engaged in or considering an appeal, we are ready to help.