Appellate work requires an attorney to step back and review the entire proceeding, whether a trial or a motion, and identify and evaluate any and all issues and rulings by a Court which may be appealable, and which contributed to the outcome of the proceeding at the trial level.  While much of an actual trial requires an attorney to lean on his/her skills in oral examination and argument, most of the appellate process is writing.  A successful appellate lawyer must be able to identify the issues ripe for appeal and write an effective brief persuading an appellate court why the trial court should have ruled differently on a particular issue or issues.  JOHNSON & DAVIS attorneys are experienced litigators and transactional lawyers, and use the skill sets developed in those areas to be effective advocates for their clients at the appellate level.  



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