Appellate litigation requires specialized expertise and a distinct set of skills, including superb brief writing and quality oral advocacy, which can be found at Phelps Dunbar.
A number of our attorneys focus their practice, in whole or in part, on representing our clients in appeals in the federal and state systems. Our appellate lawyers defend the firm's trial court judgments, seek review of judgments adverse to our clients, and handle appeals and applications for review for clients represented by other counsel in the trial courts. Technological innovations link the firm's offices and allow our clients to take advantage of our appellate lawyers on a firm-wide basis.
Lawyers in the practice have extensive experience in both civil and criminal appeals, having practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as the Supreme Courts and the intermediate appellate courts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Florida.
Recent appeals in which our firm was involved include: