Nothing is more critical to a successful appeal than a cogent, well-reasoned, crisply written brief. The questions presented, facts, procedural history, standards of review and legal arguments must be set forth clearly and convincingly.
Over the course of a year, the typical appellate judge will read more than 100,000 pages of briefs. Thus, an effective appellate advocate must distill the essential facts and the applicable rules of law through clear and concise brief-writing and oral argument.
Despite their importance, truly persuasive, well-crafted appellate briefs are surprisingly rare.
“Appellate brief-writing and oral argument are challenging and rewarding. As an advocate before appeals courts whose decisions make binding precedent, I have a duty both to my client and to the public to make the result we are seeking fit into a larger body of case law that will provide justice not only in our case, but also in those that come after ours.”
– Michael Quirk
Our attorneys are strong persuasive writers; they have authored articles in professional journals, and some have published books. Our experience uniquely equips us for the challenges of all levels of appellate litigation, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Effective appellate advocates must be prepared to articulate and defend a rule of law that may not yet be recognized in precedent.
Willams Cuker Berezofsky’s appellate lawyers have successfully briefed and argued cases on the merits before the U.S. Supreme Court (Stephenson v. Dow Chemical Co.) and State Supreme Courts (Strawn v. Canuso, Perez v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., Muhammad v. County Bank of Rehoboth Beach-Del.).
The Pennsylvania Appellate Law Firm of Willams Cuker Berezofsky has the experience to handle any appellate matter. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide. To set up a free consultation call us at 215-557-0099 or 856-667-0500 or contact us online.
“Now more than ever we litigate in a conservative – in the truest sense of the word – environment. From an appellate court perspective, this means you must show – not tell – your facts, and they must be strong and powerful. Lead with your strengths. That way the court feels comfortable ruling in your favor without feeling they are opening the floodgates for more legal challenges.”
– Michael Quirk