Civil Appeals

If your legal dispute was important enough to go to court and possibly even to trial, it is certainly worth defending or correcting the result on appeal. Your trial lawyer focused on the tactics, facts, evidence, and legal strategies of presentation to the judge or jury. Or perhaps the case ended abruptly before making it to trial, either on a motion to dismiss or a motion for summary judgment. Either way, once the judgment is entered and an appeal is necessary, you need a skilled appellate lawyer to proceed to the court of appeals, which requires a new set of skills and experience in order to have the best chance at prevailing on appeal.

The attorneys at Clouthier Cooperstein have a broad range of experience and depth of knowledge to address and carry forward your civil appeal. Importantly, civil appeals filings have quick deadlines in order to seek appellate relief. Thus, it is vitally important to seek timely counsel from experienced appellate attorneys to determine your options, to evaluate the particular strengths and weaknesses of your case, and to properly act on your case to proceed on appeal. The attorneys of Clouthier Cooperstein have the knowledge and experience to assist with these important decisions.

Civil suits in the Mississippi state trial courts can be appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Mississippi Supreme Court may take the case directly, but it may also direct the case to first be heard by the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Either court follows the same process, where the lawyers will prepare and submit the records from the trial court and submit written briefs arguing their side to the respective court. The appeals court can decide the case after written briefing alone, or it may call for oral argument by the appellate lawyers in the courtroom before handing down a decision in the case.

This is true for federal appeals as well. If you are appealing a judgment from United States District Court for the Northern District or the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear your appeal. Attorneys Clouthier and Cooperstein have extensive experience and familiarity with appeals in the Fifth Circuit.

The attorneys at Clouthier Cooperstein have years of experience, both writing winning appellate briefs, advocating for their clients and presenting oral argument in courts of appeals. The attorneys of Clouthier Cooperstein routinely practice and prepare for such appearances, and they are no strangers to the appellate courtroom.

A final decision of the Court of Appeals has one last recourse to review by the Supreme Court of the United States. Application to the U.S. Supreme Court is in the form of a Petition for Certiorari, in which process Clouthier Cooperstein has over twenty years of experience.

Contact Clouthier Cooperstein at your earliest convenience to discuss how your appeal case should be prepared and whether the lawyers of Clouthier Cooperstein can help you to pursue your appeal.

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