Willingham & Coté, P.C.
Appellate Work

Successful appellate law practice requires skills, knowledge, and strategies distinct from those employed at the trial court level.

The appellate group at our firm has many years of experience handling appeals.  We recruit attorneys from the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court in efforts to maintain our known expertise in appellate law.  Appellate law 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 has been engrained in handling appeals for our clients for over 50 years.  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 50 years of 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. Our clients know we are the firm to handle complex legal issues at the highest courts in the state of Michigan and the throughout the United States.

Our Appellate Court Verdicts

View a representative sample of cases in which favorable results were obtained in appellate courts on behalf of Willingham & Coté’s clients.


Stephen Fourcrier

Stephen D. Foucrier

Curtis Hadley

Curtis R. Hadley

Anthony S. Kogut

Anthony S. Kogut

David Nelson

David M. Nelson

John Yeager

John A. Yeager