Practice Areas

Appeals / Appellate Work

In an ideal world, every court case would be decided correctly the first time. Unfortunately, in the real world this is not always the case: sometimes, judges and juries make the wrong decision. The American justice system allows the losing party in a civil or criminal trial to appeal and have the decision reviewed by a higher court. The Locks Law Firm, serving clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, can provide an expert appeals lawyer to represent anyone who has wrongly lost a case and wants to appeal. Our legal appellate team, led by partner Jonathan Miller, regularly wins challenging, complex cases on appeal.

Appellate Law

Appellate law differs in important ways from the laws governing cases in trial and other courts below. Most importantly, there is no trial in an appeal. An appeals court exclusively reviews the decisions of trial courts, looking for errors of law. The appeals court will review papers, transcripts, and records from the trial as well as the arguments of the two sides in search of mistakes made by the trial judge or jury.

When do I need an appellate lawyer?

Because appeals are so different from original trials, an experienced appellate lawyer is absolutely essential to anyone who wants to appeal a case. When preparing an appeal, many other lawyers will either consult with an appellate lawyer or bring one in to represent their clients for them. A Locks Law Firm appellate lawyer can help you and your lawyer decide whether an appeal is appropriate and make sure you approach your appeal correctly.

When to Appeal

If you are considering an appeal in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York, an appellate lawyer from the Locks Law Firm can help you make the right decisions with respect to your case. Sometimes it will be obvious that an appeal is the proper choice, and sometimes it will not be so clear. Either way, an experienced appellate lawyer from our firm can guide you toward the decision that is in your best interest and help you get the justice you deserve as quickly as possible.

Contact a Locks Law Firm Appellate Lawyer

If you are considering an appeal, the first thing to do is to speak with an expert. Representing clients with cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, an appellate lawyer from the Locks Law Firm can advise you of the best course of action in your case. Contact the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.

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