When a civil litigation case produces an unsatisfactory result, we at Makovoz Law group have 20+ years of experience representing clients in state and federal appellate courts.
Our firm has handled appeals related to real estate litigation, business disputes, family law matters and other practice areas.
Winning an appeal is very hard. You must prove that the trial court made a legal mistake that caused you harm. The trial court does not have to prove it was right, but you have to prove there was a mistake. So it is very hard to win an appeal.
- Hire an Experienced Attorney. The first, and most important, thing you should do when faced with an unsuccessful court case is to contact the right attorney. ...
- Determine your Grounds for Appeal. ...
- Pay Attention to the Details. ...
- Understand the Possible Outcomes.
Having a judge rule against you in a court of law is never a desired outcome. However, a judge’s decision does not always have to be final, and there are sometimes ways to appeal the decision and try to obtain a ruling in your favor. An appeal is a request for a higher court to review your case and reverse the decision. It is a complex process, so keep in mind the following strategies to improve your odds of a favorable outcome.
The first, and most important, thing you should do when faced with an unsuccessful court case is to contact the right attorney. In this case, an effective attorney is one who has proven appeals experience and knows how to successfully litigate an appeal in court. The process of appealing a case is very complicated. Thus, the better prepared your attorney is, and the more experience they have in applying the right strategies throughout the process, the more likely your chance is of winning your appeal.
Determine your Grounds for Appeal
You cannot file an appeal simply because you do not like the decision of the court. There must be a valid basis for the appeal that alleges a legal mistake was made during the original court proceedings. Acceptable grounds for appeal include: