Appellate Litigation

Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have a wealth of experience litigating complex cases in state and federal courts of appeal.  

Preparation is the Foundation for Success on Appeal 

More often than not, the key to winning an appeal in a high-stakes case is effectively framing and preserving potential appellate issues before and during trial. To maximize the chances of appellate success, Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys will review key pleadings, briefing, and evidence; discuss the case with the client’s trial team; and prepare a written plan for framing and preserving any potential appellate issues, whether they arise pre-trial or during the course of a trial.

Handling an Appeal

When it comes to handling appeals in high-stakes cases, Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys bring to the table an unparalleled record of success. If a client has prevailed in a trial court or agency, Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys will effectively defend that victory against appellate attack. If, however, a client has suffered a defeat, Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys will mount a vigorous and targeted appellate attack on the judgment. They will carefully analyze the case to determine which avenues of attack are the most promising, and they will effectively present those points in carefully researched and well-honed appellate briefs and at oral argument.

Sometimes quick action on a writ proceeding, interlocutory appeal, or emergency appellate motion may be critical to protecting a client’s interests. Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have been tested under fire in circumstances like those and will draw on their experience in helping a client promptly file and argue effective critical appellate motions.

We’ll Help Your Lawyer Prepare Through Active Coaching 

If you already have an attorney that you are comfortable with but would like to borrow from the years of diverse appellate experience the attorneys at Schaerr | Jaffe possess, we are available to help prepare your lawyer for oral argument. Our attorneys have presented dozens of oral arguments in high-profile cases and won on behalf of our clients. We can help your lawyer prepare, polish, and present the most effective argument on your behalf to support the outcome of your appeal.