It is governed by a completely different set of rules. There is no jury, and there is essentially only one opportunity at each appellate level to change the outcome of the trial court proceedings. There can be no doubt – experience is essential in an appeal.
The firm’s appellate attorneys have more than a century of combined appellate experience, and this experience shows. All the attorneys in Willingham & Coté’s appellate division have either been judicial clerks or research attorneys for the appellate courts. Our appellate attorneys have an intimate knowledge of how appeals are processed by the courts. They are also adept at handling appeals in the United States Courts of Appeal, and have practiced before the United States Supreme Court.
An appellate division does not accumulate more than 100 years of combined appellate experience unless it is successful. Willingham & Coté’s success is best demonstrated by the vast number of cases in which its appellate attorneys have secured favorable results for their clients on appeal.