Appeals and Post-Trial Counsel

September 10, 2017 — by John Conger
Tags: Appeals

Lawyers discussing an appeals strategyAt the law firm of Shore, McKinley & Conger, our experienced appellate lawyers understand that the appellate process does not begin when a trial ends. It begins when things start to go awry as a trial unfolds and the justice system starts to lose its bearings. There is a reason that the appeals system was put into place. The American justice system, while great, is not infallible. Our appellate attorneys strive to help ensure that oversights in justice continue to be corrected through the proper legal channels.

To that end, our lawyers participate in appeals by offering post-trial counsel in the Stockton and Sacramento, CA region. In many cases, litigators enlist our services during trials as they become convinced that an appeal may be necessary. Our appellate attorneys can then help them to prepare strategic post-trial motions, statements of decision and objections to proposed statements, and a sufficient record of the proceedings to preserve the best records for review so that the strongest arguments can be presented to the appeals court reviewing the challenged judgment or order.

If you are interested in retaining the services of our firm, we invite you to contact Shore, McKinley & Conger today.

Post-Trial Motions

Our appellate attorneys can assist with the preparation and filing of strategic post-trial motions, which could render the need for an appeal moot. We can identify the type of post-trial motion to file, including a motion for a new trial, a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, or a motion to nullify or amend the judgment, based on the circumstances of the trial and help to develop the strongest motion possible.

Statements of Decision

Our appellate attorneys are highly experienced in the composition of statements of decision that reveal an incorrect understanding of the facts or an improper application of the law on the part of a trial court, thereby persuading the appeals court not to presume the correctness of the factual determinations of the trial court. We are equally adept at developing cohesive challenges to statements of decision proposed by opposing litigators.

Records of Proceedings

Our appellate attorneys can make detailed records of proceedings during trials in order to preserve the best records for review. These records can be used as the basis for a thorough post-trial analysis and customized appellate consulting services that will lead to the strongest possible cases, whether a case is being argued at the state or the federal level.

Learn More about Our Post-Trial Counsel Services

Our appellate attorneys are intimately well-versed with every aspect of the appellate process. We can give you an edge in your case, whether you are in the midst of a trial and preparing for a possible appeal or about to enter the appeals process. If you would like further information about how our appellate attorneys could serve you, we invite you to contact the law firm of Shore, McKinley & Conger today.