Expertise in managing all types of appellate situations, including complex and record-intensive appeals, accelerated appeals, and emergency mandamus proceedings
Deep experience in a broad array of substantive areas including products liability, telecommunications, securities, copyright and trademark, patent, tax, professional malpractice, bankruptcy, complex business torts, insurance, antitrust, civil rights, and constitutional law
Proven successes in prosecuting and defending appeals in the US Supreme Court, every federal circuit, and state supreme and intermediate appellate courts
Winning a difficult case on appeal requires more than citing the right legal precedent. It requires a sophisticated approach to brief-writing that seamlessly weaves persuasive argument with legal authority and policy reasoning. Whatever the circumstances, our seasoned appellate lawyers are adept at briefing cases in a creative, persuasive, and readable manner that is carefully adapted to the court before which the appeal is pending. Clients rely on Weil’s appellate group for its experience, depth, acumen, and ability to deliver win after win in all jurisdictions.
With former US Supreme Court and other appellate court law clerks included among them, Weil litigators have skillfully and knowledgably prosecuted and defended appeals in the US Supreme Court, every federal circuit, and the intermediate appellate and supreme courts of numerous states. Moreover, because it is increasingly common for appeals to involve complex statutes and regulations in specialized and often uncharted areas of law, the firm’s lawyers often litigate questions of first impression and novel legal theories. Weil litigators have also influenced legal developments on matters ranging from punitive damages to complex First Amendment issues through amicus briefs on behalf of various companies and professional and industry organizations.
Weil’s appellate capabilities extend to a broad array of substantive areas including products liability, telecommunications, securities, copyright and trademark, patent, tax, professional malpractice, bankruptcy, complex business torts, insurance, antitrust, civil rights, and constitutional law. In addition to their participation in many precedent-setting appeals, Weil’s lawyers have been involved in the formulation, implementation, and oversight of nationwide litigation strategies for clients embroiled in multiple multi-jurisdiction actions throughout the country. In each case, the group takes special care to know the client’s business, organization, and situation thoroughly. Clients rely on the group’s ability to anticipate legal trends and shape the factual development of carefully chosen lead cases to most persuasively present those issues.