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Philadelphia Appellate Attorneys

Appellate Advocacy Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, Guide Clients Through the Appeals Process

When a trial court makes a mistake that affects the outcome of your case, you have the right to file an appeal to have an appellate court correct that error and provide you with relief. However, winning an appeal requires thorough legal research and carefully crafting written and oral arguments. Turn to the Philadelphia appellate attorneys at Anapol Weiss for help. Larry E. Coben, a distinguished shareholder at Anapol Weiss, provides clients with diligent advocacy in appeals.

Larry is well-known for his role in providing appellate Amicus Brief support (as illustrated by these briefs) in the United States Supreme Court, consistently advocating for the public’s access to the judicial system. He and his colleagues at Anapol Weiss can help you identify meritorious issues to raise on appeal and craft an effective legal strategy to secure relief from an adverse lower court judgment arising from the trial court’s legal error.

Contact Anapol Weiss today for a confidential consultation to speak with our appellate advocacy lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, and to learn more about how our firm can assist you with your appeal. You need to act quickly in matters of appeals, but our renowned team is prepared to take immediate action to preserve your rights.

Let us help you obtain relief if errors in trial court proceedings unfairly prejudiced the result.

What Kinds of Appeals Can Anapol Weiss Help You With?

At Anapol Weiss, our experienced appellate advocacy lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, can assist you with an appeal in cases involving:

  • Violations of civil rights
  • Unlawful discrimination and harassment
  • Police brutality and misconduct
  • Employment discrimination/harassment/retaliation
  • Age discrimination in employment
  • Disability discrimination at work, including failure to accommodate
  • Sex or gender employment discrimination
  • Job discrimination against military veterans and current servicemembers
  • Employment discrimination based on pregnancy or familial status
  • Race/color/national origin discrimination or harassment in the workplace
  • Religious or creed discrimination in employment
  • Employment discrimination/harassment based on sexual orientation
  • Whistleblower discrimination/retaliation
  • Employer retaliation, including workers’ compensation retaliation
  • Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, including acts of retaliation
  • Violations of wage and hour laws, including failure to pay minimum wage/overtime or retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Other labor law and employment law violations

With our comprehensive knowledge of appellate procedures and our longstanding commitment to advocacy on behalf of those treated unfairly due to legal errors, our Philadelphia appellate attorneys are your guide to the appeals process in Philadelphia.

What You Can and Can’t Do Through an Appeal

A party who disagrees with a trial court decision may appeal that decision or the trial court's final judgment. An appeal is your chance to ask the court to revisit your case and change an official decision.

Although it’s in your interests to appeal a court decision that is not in your favor, you must have legal grounds to file an appeal. To succeed, a party taking up an appeal must identify an error the trial court made in interpreting or applying the law.

Generally, an appeal does not allow you to:

  • Introduce new evidence in your case
  • Retry your case
  • Ask the appellate court to reevaluate the evidence and substitute its judgment for that of the trial judge or jury

Instead, if the appeals court agrees that an error occurred in the lower courts, it will order one or more forms of relief.

Your appellate advocacy lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, can counsel you on what potential outcomes and forms of relief you may be able to expect from an appeal and begin the appeals process on your behalf.

What Occurs During the Appellate Process?

An appeal begins by filing a notice of appeal. This document advises the opposing party and the trial court of the alleged errors you want to bring to the appellate court’s attention.

The appellate court will order the parties to submit written briefs addressing the alleged errors by the trial court with citations to relevant statutory and case law explaining why the trial court’s decision was (or wasn’t) in error.

In most cases, the appellate court will hold a hearing for the parties to present oral arguments. During this hearing, the appellate judges can question the parties about the arguments raised in their briefs.

After considering the written briefs and oral arguments, the appellate court will issue a written opinion that either upholds the trial court’s judgment or reverses/vacates the trial court’s decision and orders one or more forms of relief.

Appellate courts can also uphold the trial court’s judgment in part. For example, the court may find that a liability judgment was correct but order a new trial on the issue of damages.

How Can Our Appellate Attorneys in Philadelphia, PA, Help You Challenge an Erroneous Lower Court Ruling?

The Philadelphia appellate attorneys at Anapol Weiss have established a reputation for diligent appellate research and advocacy on behalf of clients in civil rights and employment law cases. When the trial court has committed errors in your case, turn to the Philadelphia appellate attorneys at Anapol Weiss for help.

Our process for handling appeals includes:

  • Thoroughly reviewing your case to identify trial court errors you can raise on appeal
  • Conducting extensive legal research to identify statutory and case law that supports your arguments on appeal
  • Crafting an effective appellate brief
  • Persuasively arguing on your behalf in oral arguments before the appellate court

You don’t have to go through the appeals process alone. Anapol Weiss is here to serve you, guiding you through the entire appellate process and fighting relentlessly for your best interests.

Pursuing an appeal requires following complex appellate rules and procedures. You need a thorough, effective, well-researched argument to succeed in your appeal.

Contact Anapol Weiss today for a free initial case evaluation to learn more about your chances of success on an appeal and what to expect during the appellate process. Let the Philadelphia appellate attorneys at our firm help you obtain relief from an erroneous or unfair result in the lower court.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Appellate Process in Pennsylvania