An appeal is a request made to a higher (appellate) court to review, reverse, and/or modify a lower court's decision and generally occurs when a party has lost in a case or received an unfavorable order in a lower court. Appeals are different from trials, as the record is fixed, and appellate judges are not trial judges, juries, or triers of fact. Instead, appellate judges rely on written briefs and oral advocacy. The chances for a favorable outcome on appeal are maximized by retaining a lawyer who specializes in appellate practice.
The Law Office of Casandra J. Nelson can advise you about the decision of whether to appeal a case and assist you in the appellate process. Casandra J. Nelson is also available to act as co-counsel to attorneys who are less familiar with the appellate process. For more information, please contact the Law Office of Casandra J. Nelson at (317) 530-3001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.