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Winning an appeal requires more than a persuasive argument and citing the correct legal precedent. It first requires a keen understanding of the appellate process, the applicable rules and procedures, and the policy and legal arguments reviewing courts find most persuasive. No lawyer is born with this understanding; it comes from years of experience. It can also determine the outcome of an appeal long before the first argument is made.
Appellate case law is replete with examples of how decisions made early in the trial or appellate process may effectively determine the outcome of the case. These decisions often determine the issues that may (and may not) be appealed, the facts and evidence that may be cited in support , and the standards of review that will be applied by the reviewing court. While the importance of a well-crafted, persuasive argument cannot be overstated, application of the appellate rules is essential to ensuring that it is heard by the reviewing court.
Our appellate counsel includes a former appellate court law clerk and Assistant Attorney General who has successfully advocated for individuals, businesses and governments across North Carolina. This experience enables us to begin positioning clients for success on appeal long before the trial is over
In fact, a significant portion of our appellate work comes through referrals from other lawyers. We take great pride in this, and consider it a testimony to our insight, skill and abilities. If you are facing the prospect of an appeal, we invite you to contact us directly to begin discussing how we may be of assistance.