When you receive an unfavorable civil court decision or have been handed a criminal judgment, it can feel like you have exhausted all of your options. In many situations, however, you can and should seek relief with an appellate court. In contrast, if you earned a victory at the trial court, preserving your successful judgment can hinge on winning again on appeal. Thus, pursuing your appeal—or defending your trial court judgment on appeal—is often pivotal to achieving a positive outcome.
Cases on appeal are often decided on the papers alone—with no opportunity for oral argument. It is crucial, then, that your appellate lawyers possess exceptional appellate writing skills and can craft compelling arguments. Suffice it to say, when considering an appeal in Nevada or federal court, you will need experienced legal representation familiar with the appellate courts to help you understand and consider potential solutions. Our lawyers at Flynn Giudici have experience clerking for a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge, drafting appellate briefs in state and federal court, and participating in oral argument. We are prepared to advocate for your case in both state and federal courts.
In both state and federal court, the appeals process begins by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of court. The deadline to file the notice varies by jurisdiction. After a notice of appeal is filed, generally speaking an appellant submits an opening brief, the respondent submits an opposition brief, and the appellant then files a reply brief. After all briefs have been submitted the appellate court may hold oral argument before ruling on the appeal—but it doesn’t have to.
And in addition to helping our own clients, we assist, consult, and strategize with other counsel to improve appellate briefs and prepare for oral argument.
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Winning on appeal requires convincing a higher court that a lower court either erred in its legal determination or, in contrast, correctly ruled on the dispositive issues. To accomplish this, appellate attorneys must be able to spot the relevant issues and make compelling, persuasive arguments.
Unfavorable legal decisions can quickly imperil commercial development. They can impact an organization’s licenses and permits or kill an impending project. Setbacks can range from a temporary burden to a permanent, immovable obstacle—resulting in the inability to conduct business.
Our team has a deep understanding of relevant local, state, and federal statutes and case law governing a wide range of legal issues, particularly as they intersect with gaming, environmental, energy, and zoning industries and related conflicts. We represent business owners, developers, landowners, and entrepreneurs working in these sectors to help them advance their commercial interests and achieve their goals.
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