Appeals are one of the most challenging areas of the law. In order to insure the best chance of overturning an erroneous decision, or in making sure an appellate court affirms a proper decision, one should seriously consider retaining an attorney with the necessary skills and experience.
Instead of deciding which evidence to produce and how to make emotional arguments that may appeal to a jury, the appellate attorney closely examines the record, and prepares technical arguments based on the law alone. The arguments that persuade an appellate court are often completely different from those that would persuade a jury or trial court.
A trial attorney may lack the time or manpower to handle an appeal most effectively. In addition, an appellate attorney has the benefit of being able to review the record and decision objectively and from a fresh point of view.
Paul Golden Esq., Hagan, Coury & Associates, 908 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Phone 718/788-5052