MUCHMORE & ASSOCIATES PLLC
New York Appeals Lawyers
Appellate litigation presents unique challenges, and an effective appeals lawyer must possess exceptional legal writing and oral advocacy skills. The reversal rate for appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal is just over twelve percent. The rate is somewhat higher in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, as state trial court judges are more likely to make legal errors. If the stakes are high and the decision of the lower court is questionable, an appeal can make good economic sense.
To prevail on appeal, the appellant's lawyer must show the lower court erred as a matter of law, and that its determination cannot be supported by the record before it. No new evidence may be submitted by the appellant's attorney or the attorney for the respondent. The parties' attorneys are generally limited to just fifteen minutes of oral argument in support of their positions, where they are bombarded with questions by a panel of appellate judges. Top appeals lawyers must be quick on their feet, and able to compose a compelling written narrative setting out the evidence and legal authority for their position.
A Trusted Law Firm for Appellate Litigation
The attorneys at Muchmore & Associates PLLC can review your case and provide you an assessment of your chances of success on appeal before you make a substantial expenditure. Printing and record reproduction can be handled in-house, saving thousands of dollars on the cost of an appeal. Matters can be handled on a fixed fee or hourly basis, and a quote can be provided to you based on the complexity of the appeal before work is undertaken. While prosecuting an appeal is not a small undertaking, and is not appropriate in every case, our lawyers will provide a candid assessment of your case so you can make an informed decision about whether an appeal is in your interests.
Contact Us to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
If you have received an adverse determination and are considering an appeal, or have been served with a notice of appeal by the adverse party, contact Muchmore & Associates PLLC at (917) 932-0299 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Muchmore & Associates PLLC
217 Havemeyer Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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