West Virginia Appellate Attorney
Losing a business lawsuit can be disheartening, especially if you believe that you had a strong case and should have won. Not only are you out money for lawyer fees and court costs, but the reputation of your company is at stake.
Lawsuits are expensive, as you well know, and if you’ve lost, you may think you have no recourse, but that’s not always the case. If you find yourself in the position of needing to appeal a civil case decision or to defend yourself or your business in an appeal, an experienced West Virginia appellate attorney from Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, can review your case and assist with the entire process.
We have the necessary skill set to navigate the legal process and can advise you of the next best steps to protect your company.
How Does an Appellate Attorney Help Your Business?
An appellate attorney is one who handles cases post-verdict. This means that after a case has been lost, your appellate lawyer will review the facts, findings, and all documents to see if your case qualifies for an appeal. The appeals process is quite different than that of a trial or court process, so having an expert lawyer on your side is crucial to your company’s best chance at success in several ways.
Appellate lawyers specialize in every aspect of the appeals legal process. They don’t focus on the facts of the incident that occurred. Instead, they evaluate the laws that apply to your specific case in order to craft a compelling argument to the appellate courts.
This allows them to argue whether or not the law was applied correctly based on precedent and intent from previous rulings.
Typically, the appeals process involves one or two opportunities to present a persuasive argument about laws and legal proceedings relevant to your case.
Your lawyer will know how to write and present a clear and concise case to the court. They know the language and style needed to communicate accurately to the appellate judge, and they understand succinct oral arguments that will be effective in court.
Thorough Pre-Appeal Counseling
A skilled appellate lawyer can advise you on the likelihood that your business case will go to appeal, the possibility of winning the appeal, and how trial lawyers should position their argument in order to have the best chance at winning. Regardless of whether you’re the plaintiff or the defendant, your appellate attorney is vital to your case.
Experience On Your Side
We all know the justice system is complex. Issues are first brought to a court through a trial, and then, if there are issues of the law that parties disagree about, those issues can be brought to appeal.
The questions that are brought to an appeal require a different lens than a trial. An appellate attorney has specialized experience that allows them to filter through the often tedious and confusing record of the trial court and identify issues that qualify for an appeal.
Our attorneys at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC have experience taking your business case through the trial process and, if necessary, successfully following through on an appeal. With our skill and efficiency, we are the right choice to handle the appeal for your business case, even if we didn’t represent you during your court trial.
Reach out to our office and see how we can help you and your business with your appeal.