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EXPERTISE APPELLATE LAW

Trial courts make wrong decisions or things can go wrong. We like to say that all those law books are full of judges mistakes. This is how the common law and decisional law are developed. Trial court decisions go to a middle appellate court. For example, when a trial court in Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield or Denver County renders a decision a party thinks is wrong, the party can appeal the decision to the Colorado Court of Appeals.

 

If the intermediary court makes a mistake in your view, you can ask for permission (seek certiorari) before a state supreme court or even the United States Supreme Court. This is where important law is developed, although it is rare in terms of the odds of a case going to these highest courts. Cases in appellate courts are briefed and then argued to a panel of judges or justices. We are experienced with the necessary analyses that must go into a successful appeal and the appellate process itself.