The time to start thinking about your appeal is
before you file the complaint. Your first pleading
in a case starts to define the limits of appellate
review. Mr. Caso is available to consult with you on
how to set the frame of your case so that you are in
the best position when you are faced with an appeal.
He can also assist you with your significant motions
– preliminary injunction, summary judgment, and
motions for issuance of a writ. Throughout the
process, you keep the client relationship and Mr.
Caso works directly with you as either a consultant
or co-counsel on the litigation.
Once judgment is
entered, Mr. Caso can help you prepare for the
appeal. Critical decisions need to be made at the
very beginning of the appellate process – do you
have sufficient grounds for an appeal? What issues
should you select for the appeal and how can you tie
them together into a coherent theme? What needs to
be in your record on appeal?
Mr. Caso is a consultant on the team to help you
select issues and to review initial drafts of your
briefs or whether he joins the team as co-counsel to
take the lead on the appeal – you keep the client
*Framing the issues for litigation
*Drafting and arguing summary judgments,
injunctions, and writ motions
*Providing initial drafts
*Preparing for oral argument
*Counsel of record for the appeal