The Lawyers at Shebell & Shebell Are Experienced Appellate Advocates
If you are unsatisfied with the decision of a civil or criminal trial court, you have the right to appeal your case to a higher court, known as an appellate court. Appellate courts review decisions made by lower courts to determine whether the trial court committed a reversible error. Common errors committed by trial courts include the incorrect application of controlling case law, erroneous admission or exclusion of evidence, and flawed jury instructions. Thus, an appellate court can reverse the decision of a trial court if it determines that the trial court erred. If the trial court made an evidentiary mistake, the appellate court will remand (send the case back to the trial court) for a proper development of the factual record.
Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
A good appellate lawyer knows that timing is critical in preserving their client’s rights. If a litigant fails to file timely notice of appeal, the court might bar their right to appeal. Also, an experienced appellate law firm will understand the distinction between orders that are appealable as a matter of right (final judgments) and orders appealable only by discretion of the court (interlocutory orders). Appellate advocates also must be well versed in appellate court procedures and rules, including the standard of appellate review.
The key feature of an outstanding appellate lawyer is persuasive brief writing. To succeed on an appeal, a brief must clearly explain to the appellate panel how trial errors undermined the judicial process and resulted in an incorrect ruling. An appellate brief must simultaneously capture the panel’s attention, accurately interpret and communicate the law, and persuade the judges. The lawyers at Shebell & Shebell are respected appellate advocates with decades of experience in writing persuasive briefs.
At Shebell & Shebell, we also provide litigation support to trial counsel to ensure that issues and objections are properly preserved for appeal. We excel not only at appealing adverse trial court decisions, but also at successfully defending trial court victories on appeal.
The Lawyers at Shebell & Shebell Handle Civil, Criminal and Administrative Appeals
We are prepared to represent clients before state and federal appellate courts, including appeals of:
- Municipal court decisions
- Decisions of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court
- Interlocutory orders and final judgments issued by the Law Division and Chancery Division of the Superior Court
- Final judgments issued by various New Jersey administrative agencies
- Summary judgment rulings of the Superior Court
- Final judgments issued by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
- Final judgments issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
If you are unsatisfied with trial court’s decision in your civil or criminal case, a skilled appellate practice lawyer at Shebell & Shebell is ready to take your case. Call us at 866-957-5237 or contact us online today.