Given the complexities of the appeals process in both Federal and New York State Court, many litigation attorneys do not have the time, talents or inclination to adequately handle an appeal. Lawyers often become too emotionally involved in a case to adequately represent you on appeal. This is particularly so after a case is lost, and the lawyer may (rightly or wrongly) fear a malpractice suit. It is therefore often desirable to hire new counsel to handle an appeal after a lower court judgment. In other cases, it may make more sense to retain trial counsel for the appeal, but to hire a second lawyer with knowledge of the appeals process in a supporting role to collaborate with trial counsel.
The firm's Principal, Daniel L. Abrams, has handled a variety of appeals, including appeals in the following areas:
- Judgment Enforcement
- Real Estate
- Civil Rights
- Employment Discrimination
- Legal Malpractice
In all appeals, the appellant is dealing with a substantial disappointment, often one that threatens her business or way of life.
When we represent the Appellant, we review the record of the case to identify the best appellate issues. The best issues may be procedural and therefore have nothing to do with the merits of the case. If we believe no strong issues exist, we will let you know as soon as possible so that you can either pursue the appeal with other counsel or drop the appeal before incurring unnecessary fees and costs.
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