What does an appellate lawyer do?

  • An appellate lawyer handles appeals after the case has gone to trial.
  • Good appellate lawyers study the trial record. They understand the trial rules and the rules for appeal.
  • Working with the trial attorney and the client, a good appellate lawyer presents the facts in the way that is most advantageous to the client through the appeals process.
  • A good appellate lawyer knows how to present those cases in writing in a forceful and effective manner and also to argue those cases to the appeal tribunal.
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