Appellate law is an area of law focused on challenging prior rulings by a judge to a higher court. The actions of trial counsel as well as the decisions of the judge all have a determination on whether an appeal is appropriate in the case. Therefore, it is critical to have the representation of a firm who is experienced in both litigation and appellate practice during all stages of litigation.
Final Decision Appeals
These appeals are the most common type of appeal. They occur after a judge has entered a final judgment in a case.
However, a final judgment can take on many different forms:
- An order granting a motion to dismiss with prejudice
- An order granting a motion for final summary judgment
- A final judgment after a trial
These appeals are rare, as they occur while a case is still ongoing. The idea behind an interlocutory appeals is that the case would be decided differently if the interlocutory review is not completed before the trial is concluded.
Types of issues that are available for an interlocutory appeal are:
- An order to prevent a party from destroying evidence related to the case
- An order to prevent land from being sold during litigation
At Bitman, O’Brien and Morat, PLLC, we strive to achieve the best outcome for you. Our firm has the luxury of both litigation and appellate attorneys working together in the same firm which help insures that all potential appellate issues are identified and preserved while the case is still in trial. Call us today at 407-815-3110 to consult with an appellate lawyer about your options.