LITIGATION — APPELLATE

FisherBroyles’ appellate specialists work with clients from long before trial to the final appeal.  Our trial lawyers seek our expertise in matters with significant appellate implications, such as dispositive motions and jury charges.  Clients also hire us directly on appeal to work with or to replace their trial counsel.  We practice in federal and state courts around the country, handling bench and jury trials, interlocutory appeals, appeals from final judgment, petitions for mandamus, and petitions for discretionary review.

PRETRIAL SERVICES:

  • Consult on litigation strategy
  • Prepare pleadings
  • Research, write, and argue complex motions and responses (e.g. summary judgment, venue or forum transfer, remand)
  • Consult on discovery problems
  • Research and write jury questions
  • Research, write, and argue petition for mandamus to complain of trial court error
  • Research, prepare, and argue interlocutory appeal when one is authorized (e.g. appointment of a receiver, class certification, temporary injunction, governmental immunity, and jurisdictional rulings)
  • Research, write, and argue expert motions and responses

TRIAL SERVICES:

  • Consult on trial strategy
  • Research, prepare, and argue motions in limine
  • Ensure preservation of error at trial
  • Consult on objections to evidence and witnesses
  • Prepare and present jury charges
  • Research and prepare trial briefs on complex topics

POST-TRIAL SERVICES:

  • Research and write form of judgment
  • Research, write, and argue post-trial motions (motion for new trial, motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, motion to alter and amend judgment, and the like)
  • Prepare appellate timetable

APPEAL SERVICES:

  • Write notice of appeal
  • Consult on supersedeas bond or other security
  • Prepare request for appellate record
  • Consult with trial lawyers about issues to raise on appeal
  • Study and analyze record in preparation for appellate brief
  • Research and write appellate briefs
  • Review and comment on drafts of briefs by others
  • Prepare and present oral argument
  • Research and write motion for rehearing
  • Research and write petition for discretionary review to highest court