With former law clerks as Members of the firm, our Appellate Attorneys understands how appellate judges work and think — giving our clients a distinct advantage. We represent clients in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Supreme Court and in many of the United States Courts of Appeals — the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and the District of Columbia Circuits.
Our experience covers a wide variety of litigation issues, such as:
Spilman’s approach to appellate litigation helps our clients make intelligent business decisions regarding the efficacy of an appeal: an evaluation of the impact of an adverse decision and the probabilities of success of an appeal. Next, we do the hard work: identify the primary issue for appeal, anticipate the judges’ questions and prepare to answer by a thorough knowledge of the record below.
We advise clients about the propensities of a panel or court. We routinely “shadow” trials in order to prepare to take an appeal.
Spilman appellate attorneys are also familiar with federal mediation programs involving appeals. Our lawyers’ reputations are enhanced by attendance at The Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
The goal is to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome. It is with this dedication that we put our best to work for you.