You may find you need an Appellate lawyer in two situations. First, you have won a trial or significant motion in the trial court, and the other side has appealed that ruling. Second, you find yourself on the losing end of such a trial or motion, and want to challenge the ruling on appeal. In either case, you will be faced with short deadlines to take actions to preserve your rights.
Mr. Unitt can work with your trial lawyer to make sure your appeal rights are protected. It is also important to know that an appeal is not simply a re-trial of whatever was decided in the trial court, but is determined according to strict rules and “standards of review.”
Brian Unitt, a Certified Specialist in appellate law, has spent his entire career handling civil appeals and writs. He brings analytical ability and persuasive writing skills to a considerable knowledge of substantive and procedural law.
Mr. Unitt has often used his experience to assist trial lawyers to prepare and present their cases so that a solid trial court record is made allowing the eventual appeal to be successful. He can also assist in the preparation of trial court motions and oppositions including demurrers, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and motions for summary judgment.