When Do I Need an Appellate Attorney?
Trial courts make mistakes. You need experienced appellate attorneys to identify those mistakes and properly brief them and argue to the appellate court. You may also have to defend against an appeal taken by the other side in your case.
Where do I make my appeal?
Appeals of civil and criminal cases are heard in different courts, depending on where your trial was held. For example, appeals from the Maryland District Court are heard by the circuit court for the County in which the case was heard. Appeals from the various circuit courts are heard in Annapolis, by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals.
Appeals of administrative matters can end up in the circuit courts, in the Maryland Tax Court or the Maryland Board of Contract Appeals.
Your federal case can be appealed to the U.S. District Court, and then to the U.S. Court of Appeals and ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Can Young & Valkenet handle my appeal?
Yes. We assist in putting together the record for the appeal, conducting the research and writing your brief. We will then appear in court to make argument in support of your issues. Our lawyers have argued appeals in courts that include Maryland’s Tax Court, various Circuit Courts, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals, Maryland’s Court of Appeals, The District of Columbia Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia.
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