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Appellate Practice

Appellate Lawyers in Rockford

Not All Is Lost if You Didn’t Win Your Trial

Reno & Zahm LLP can help you appeal the outcome of an unfavorable trial to a higher court. Whether you won or lost your case, if you disagree with the result of a civil trial, you can challenge the decision with help from one of our highly capable and experienced appellate attorneys. Our emphasis in this area of law is on conducting in-depth legal research and presenting well-reasoned and compelling arguments and briefs.

This stage of the judicial process requires careful attention to the facts of your case and details of your trial. If you believe that something went wrong in your trial that shouldn’t have occurred, we’ll work with you to examine what happened, what should have happened, and help you seek a better result from the appellate court.

Meet with an appellate attorney in Rockford by contacting Reno & Zahm LLP online or calling (815) 987-4050. Doing so will connect you with an attorney who can discuss your situation during a consultation.

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What Can I Get out of an Appeal?

The appeal stage of the judicial system is a different animal than the initial trial stage. Decisions from lower courts reach the appellate court because a party in a civil case – or defendant convicted in a criminal trial – believes the outcome of the trial would have been different under a lawful circumstance on the record. Such circumstances can amount to the competency of their original counsel, problems with facts or evidence, and which of the trial’s rules and procedures a judge conducted or failed to conduct.

The appellate attorneys in Rockford at Reno & Zahm LLP are experienced and skilled writers of appellate briefs, which are often key to succeeding.

Favorable results from a successful appeal can mean:

  • Relief from an overbearing decision against your interests
  • Another opportunity to seek remedy from a defendant
  • A chance to avoid an order to compensate the plaintiff
  • A new trial is permitted

For assistance with filing and arguing your appeal, turn to Reno & Zahm LLP to benefit from a 100-year tradition of excellent service to our clients. Contact us online to reach an attorney who can help.

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