Whenever a high-stakes family law, personal injury, or medical malpractice case goes to trial in this state, there’s a strong likelihood that an appeal will be filed after a verdict is rendered.
The right to appeal a trial court’s decision is an essential and defining part of the legal system in the State of New York. If your best interests are at stake, it is imperative for you to work with a law firm that has extensive civil appeals experience.
Kelly White Donofrio LLP is a leading appellate advocate in the greater Rochester area and throughout Western New York.
With more than thirty-five years of experience working directly with appellate courts throughout New York State, the attorneys at Kelly White Donofrio LLP have established a remarkable record of successfully handling cases on appeal.
HOW DO APPELLATE COURTS WORK IN NEW YORK?
There are four Appellate Divisions of the New York Supreme Court, one in each of the state’s four judicial “departments” or regions.
Appellate courts resolve appeals from judgments or orders of the superior courts of original jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases, and the appellate courts also review civil appeals from County Courts in New York State.
At Kelly White Donofrio LLP, as attorneys who routinely handle appeals, the first step we take is to identify the essential legal issues in every case that is brought before us for appeal.
HOW DO APPELLATE ATTORNEYS DIFFER FROM TRIAL ATTORNEYS?
A successful appeal requires an attorney with a strong, disciplined attention to detail, superlative writing and oral argumentation skills, and a determination to bring every case to its best possible final resolution.
An appellate attorney’s strategies and aims are quite different from those of a trial attorney. A trial attorney addresses and attempts to persuade a panel of jurors, whereas appellate lawyers must craft their arguments to persuade experienced, knowledgeable appellate judges.
Appeals in this state require an appellate lawyer to evaluate and to examine specific points of law and/or points of fact regarding a trial and that trial’s resolution.
The points of law may concern the admissibility of evidence, rulings on motions during objections in the trial, and even the verdict itself.
WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE KELLY WHITE DONOFRIO LLP HANDLE YOUR APPEAL?
We have considerable experience reviewing court records and determining if a judicial error or some other consideration merits an appeal.
Before his time with Kelly White Donofrio LLP, Attorney Donald White served as a law clerk at both the appellate and trial levels to New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Lunn.
When you retain Kelly White Donofrio LLP to handle your personal injury, medical malpractice, or family law case, you will be retaining an experienced Rochester appeals attorney who will see your case through, if necessary, from intake to appeal.
WE ARE PREPARED TO TAKE YOUR CASE TO THE NEXT PHASE
At Kelly White Donofrio LLP, we are prepared to pursue an appeal on your behalf when an adverse trial decision needs to be reversed or modified.
We’ve been chosen by many Rochester-area clients to handle their appeals when those clients felt that their original trial attorney may not be their best choice to handle the next phase of their case.
If you believe that appealing a trial court’s decision in a personal injury or family law case would benefit you, contact Kelly White Donofrio LLP at (585) 232-1415.