Appellate Law

Selecting the right appeal lawyer can be the key to winning on appeal. As you proceed in your selection, our appeals attorneys offer some suggestions for your consideration:

When your case is heard in trial court the judge or jury weighs the evidence presented, and assesses the credibility of witnesses. As the case reaches the appellate court, factual issues and witness credibility are usually no longer considered. With limited exception, the arguments that are made in the court of appeal must also have been addressed in the trial court. The appeal focuses primarily on the law and its correct interpretation and application. For this reason, an appeal must make a compelling case that the trial court made an error of law and that the law is on your side.

NYA engages in state and federal appellate law. This component of NYA's litigation practice provides our clients with the security of knowing that their litigation matters can be handled from inception to final non-appealable judgment by the same core attorney group that is already acquainted with all aspects of the trial level proceedings.