State Civil Appeals
If you didn’t win at trial, it’s important to do everything possible to prevail on appeal.
In civil cases, a substantial amount of money is often at stake—and that can be life-changing for a person and game-changing for a business. It’s essential your state appellate attorneys fully understand the rules of appellate practice and think outside the box to approach the case as creatively as possible.
State civil appeals provide the opportunity to raise legal issues with a panel of three judges sitting on a higher court. For example, if evidence was improperly admitted or excluded at trial, if you have discovered new evidence, if the jury was not instructed properly or otherwise acted improperly, if the trial judge made legal errors in rulings, or if the verdict was excessive, you may be able to raise those issues with the court of appeals—and doing so as effectively as possible can be the difference between victory and defeat.
Our team—which includes two former federal prosecutors, a former federal judicial law clerk, and seasoned appellate practitioners—has argued appeals before all Missouri appellate courts including the Missouri Supreme Court.