Appellate Law Services
Any party that has lost a case in state or federal court is entitled to file an appeal. If you have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately. The time frame in which you have the right to file is restricted and the appeal will be waived if not filed in a timely manner.
An appeal is significantly different than a trial. No evidence is presented to a judge or jury, and no witnesses are called. Instead, an appeal is presented to a panel of three or more judges and is decided almost entirely on written briefs.
Because the procedural and strategic issues of an appeal are so different than those in other types of litigation, it is important to retain the services of a law firm that has extensive experience in appellate law rather than a firm that merely dabbles in it. The San Jose law firm of Sheuerman, Martini, Tabari, Zenere & Garvin — A Professional Corporation provides just such appellate law experience.
Our thorough knowledge of civil law combined with the ability to analyze all aspects of your case allow our appellate lawyers to respond to all types of cases before the appellate courts. Our appellate practice includes the ability to:
- Write appellate briefs and supporting documents
- Review trial records
- Follow appellate procedure
- Research all state and national authorities
- File requests for supervisory orders
- File emergency appeals
Committed To Protecting Your Rights
An appeal is not a second trial, but an opportunity to correct a legal error that was prejudicial. Often, the issue on appeal has little to do with the nature of the underlying dispute. We look beyond the surface of a court ruling to discover the issues that will support your appeal.
Our appellate attorneys have a thorough understanding of the extensive research and argument preparation required to create persuasive appellate briefs. We work with clients throughout the Bay Area and all of California. Contact us to discuss your case.