Civil Appeal Lawyer

Cook County Appellate Lawyer

At the law office of Douglas W. Graham, I represent appellants and respondents in all post-trial matters at the state and federal levels. As a civil appeal lawyer, I have more than 35 years of legal experience, and have resolved a significant number of appeals matters for past clients. I currently average two-three appeals per year.

While many of my appeals clients are those I have represented at trial, some retain me for appellate matters when they are not satisfied with the representation of their trial lawyer.

The Appeals Process In Chicago

It is important for those involved in a civil legal action to understand that the appeals process is highly different than the trial court process. When you go to trial, both sides present arguments to the court in order to establish the facts of the case. During appeals, the appellate judge must decide if the trial judge misinterpreted the law when rendering his or her decision.

In the majority of cases, the appeals process involves only written arguments, based on in-depth legal research. In some cases however, the appellate judge will request a courtroom presentation for further clarification. This means your appeals lawyer will have only one shot at promoting or defending your position. It is therefore highly important to work with an attorney who is skilled in legal research, can effectively interpret the law to your benefit, and can present compelling written and oral arguments.

Having handled numerous appeals claims each year, I fully understand how the process works, how to collect vital legal research and what is needed to present a winning argument.

Contact The Law Office Of Douglas W. Graham

If your legal matter faces the Court of Appeals, contact my Chicago law firm at 312-767-4922 to learn how I can help. Serving clients throughout Chicago, I offer free consultations to all prospective clients.