In a civil case, either party may appeal to a higher court. Appeals are usually based on arguments that there were errors in the trial court's procedure or in the judge's interpretation of the law. The appealing party files a brief, outlining the arguments that form the basis of their appeal. Sometimes the court will base its decision on the briefs alone, but occassionally it will request oral argument from the parties. If a judgment is reversed, the appellate court will usually send the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. If the judgment is affirmed, the party can appeal to the next higher court.
A civil trial can be resolved in many ways, including motions to dismiss, summary judgment or a jury verdict. You may want to appeal the decision or defend your win at trial. Either way, Lader Contreras, PLLC can help.
When choosing an attorney for your appeal, it is important to select one who specializes in this area of law. Lader Contreras, PLLC has experience in all types of appeals, both State and Federal, and at all levels including the Supreme Court of the United States.
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