Experienced Appellate Lawyers in Arkansas
Appellate practice in Arkansas has become increasingly complex. As a result, trial attorneys in the state are frequently turning to experienced appellate law firms like ours for assistance in the court of appeals.
If you weren’t happy with the results at the trial court or if you are defending an appeal, our experienced appellate attorneys will help craft your best arguments on appeal.
Not only are appeals in Arkansas's state appellate courts governed by two different sets of rules, but there are several common pitfalls that other lawyers face when filing an appeal – or even at trial in anticipation of the appeal – some of which are highlighted below:
- The Rule 54(b) finality trap
- The "just right" requirement for addenda
- Problems with deficiencies in abstracts
- The Arkansas Supreme Court's strict preservation rule
This list may seem lengthy, but it doesn't include the numerous deadlines, with which strict compliance is required.
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Fortunately, our attorneys are very experienced at handling appeals. Tasha Taylor and Andy Taylor lead a four-attorney appellate team that has handled numerous appellate court cases before the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Three of our appellate attorneys have worked as judicial law clerks for appellate court judges, which provided them with a unique set of skills and abilities and a behind-the-scenes perspective at how judges make decisions in appellate court cases. Our appellate team works together to study our clients’ cases and to prepare thorough and well-supported arguments for our clients’ best arguments on appeal.
Skilled at Legal Research
Our attorneys are experienced in conducting legal research. We believe that appellate practice requires the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of cases, so we have a variety of legal research databases at our fingertips through our expansive WestlawNext subscription. We use this database to conduct statewide and nationwide searches of both state and federal cases, as well as a nationwide database of law reviews and a wide variety of treatises.
How We Help Out Fellow Lawyers
Not only do we associate with trial attorneys at the appellate court level, but we are also available to consult with trial attorneys at the trial court level to help prepare arguments that will be adequately preserved for appellate review.
The application of strict preservation rules by Arkansas's appellate courts has resulted in trial attorneys frequently retaining the services of appellate practitioners at the trial court level. It has become more and more important to preserve the merits of courtroom trials before reaching for an appellate decision.
Our experienced Arkansas Appellate Attorneys work with trial lawyers in the following ways:
- Handle appeals from start to finish.
- Draft appellate briefs.
- Draft trial-level briefs and motions for summary judgment to help preserve issues for appeal.
If you are interested in visiting with one of our attorneys about handling your client's appeal, feel free to call or e-mail us today.
You can reach us in Little Rock at (501) 267-9808 or online.
If you aren't satisfied with the result of your trial, you might be considering an appeal. If you are already represented by an attorney, you should discuss your options for an appeal with your trial attorney immediately. There are very strict deadlines associated with filing an appeal, and you must follow them to have a right to appeal.
If you are not currently represented by an attorney for your appeal, you can contact us to discuss how we might be able to help you with your potential appeal.