Law Office of Anthony T. Caso
A National Appellate Practice


 

       

 

 

Why an Appellate Practice? 

Success in litigation takes a variety of skills.  At the trial level, you know how to get the facts you need and present them to a jury.  The appeal, however, is different.

Your audience moves from a single trial judge or a panel of jurors to three or more appellate jurists and their attorney assistants.  The facts still set the emotional tone for your case, but now issues of law predominate and you are limited to the record created in the trial court.

The manner of presentation is also different.  At trial, your finely honed skills as an oral advocate are central to the presentation of your case.  By contrast, however, the appellate court relies almost exclusively on the written briefs in the case.

Before this new audience on appeal, you need to craft a new theme one that revolves around the legal issues in the case and that understands the public policy behind the law.  Now your presentation must be focused on the written word and each argument in your brief must lead the court through the record and prior precedent to the result your client seeks.

Having an experienced appellate advocate on your team, whether as co-counsel or as a consultant, will help you put on the best possible case on appeal.