San Mateo, California: Civil Appeals Lawyers
Trials are about facts. Appeals are about the law. Civil appeals succeed or fail based on whether the trial court made mistakes in interpreting the law and deciding the case. For that reason, the skills required of a civil appeals lawyer are different from the skills required of a trial lawyer.
Civil appeals attorneys must know how to research and untangle legal principles that are sometimes extremely complex. They must also know how to write persuasively, because some appeals are decided primarily on the basis of the lawyers’ written arguments. Civil appeals lawyers must also command a thorough understanding of the law involved in the case at hand, so they can answer questions from the appeals court judge during a hearing, if one is held.
Anderlini & McSweeney LLP ∙ San Mateo, California
At Anderlini & McSweeney LLP, we are able to offer the complete services of a much larger law firm in a smaller, friendlier setting. Our seasoned attorneys have decades of legal experience, including significant experience handling civil appeals.
We offer civil appeals representation both for cases we handled at the trial level and for clients who are seeking a new attorney to handle their appeal.
The legal areas in which we have federal or state appellate law experience include:
- Personal injury
- Will contests
- Trust contests
- Business disputes
- Real estate litigation