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Appellate practice in the Natural State has become increasingly complex. As a result, Arkansas trial attorneys frequently turn to experienced appellate law firms like Taylor & Taylor for assistance in the court of appeals.

Whether we are serving clients who aren’t happy with their results from trial court or serving fellow lawyers who are defending an appeal, our knowledgeable appellate attorneys are prepared to help you craft the strongest appeals argument.

Common Pitfalls Lawyers Face When Filing an Appeal

Appeals in Arkansas state appellate courts are complicated by the fact that 1) they are governed by two different sets of rules and 2) they are tied to strict deadlines and compliance measures.

These factors, combined with the following common pitfalls, often lead lawyers to seek assistance from Taylor & Taylor Law Firm:
The Rule 54(b) finality trap
The “just right” requirement for addenda
Problems with deficient abstracts
The Arkansas Supreme Court’s strict preservation rule

How Our Legal Research Skills Give You an Advantage

We believe appellate practice requires a thorough, up-to-date review of cases. For this reason, our attorneys excel at research, deftly maneuvering through a variety of legal research databases available through WestlawNext to search for:


  • State and federal cases
  • Law reviews
  • Treatises
How Our Appellate Attorneys Collaborate With Trial Lawyers

While we operate at the appellate court level, we collaborate with attorneys at the trial court level to help prepare arguments that will be adequately preserved for appellate review.
Because of strict preservation rules enforced by the Arkansas appellate courts, trial attorneys frequently retain the services of appellate practitioners in order to safeguard the merits of courtroom trials before seeking an appellate decision.

Our experienced team collaborates with trial lawyers to:

  • Handle appeals from start to finish
  • Draft appellate briefs
  • Draft trial briefs and motions for summary judgment to help preserve issues for appeal
How We Help Businesses + Individuals Handle Their Appeals Cases

Appellate litigation can be costly and time-consuming. If you are trying to decide whether or not to appeal from your trial court judgment, we can help you make that decision.
You can retain one of our experienced appellate attorneys to review your trial court record and provide you with an analysis of potential issues on appeal.
If you have already decided to appeal, we can also work directly with you or with your trial attorney to handle your appeal from start to finish.
Contact Us via email, phone, or online chat to schedule your FREE consultation today!

Why Taylor & Taylor Should Help You Fight Your Appeals Case

Founding partners Tasha and Andy Taylor lead a four-attorney appellate team that has handled numerous 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, experience which helped them cultivate a unique skill set and gave them greater insight to how decisions are made in appellate court cases.

Ultimately, our experience, attention to detail, tenacity, and client-centric approach set us apart from the rest. Taylor & Taylor Law Firm has been named a Tier 1 firm in Little Rock for Appellate Practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020.

Contact Us via email, phone, or online chat to schedule your FREE consultation today!