Law Office Of Paul DePetris
paul@newjerseylemon.com

Appeal Lawyer

AN EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY APPEAL ATTORNEY TO HANDLE YOUR NEW JERSEY APPEAL

 

ARE YOU CONSIDERING TAKING AN APPEAL?

When plaintiffs or defendants do not agree with a trial court’s decision deciding their case, they may file a New Jersey Appeal and thereby appeal their case to a higher court – The New Jersey Appeals Court.  An appeal is the process by which a party to case asks a higher authority, such as a higher court, to review and reverse or modify the decision of a trial court judge.  Appeals are very complex.  Therefore, consider using an experienced New Jersey appellate lawyer.  After all, your appeal may be your last chance to win your case.  Don’t take a chance with such an important process!

 

ARE YOU DEFENDING AN APPEAL?

Many people ask why defend against or answer a New Jersey appeal?  When deciding why to defend against or answer a New Jersey appeal of a New Jersey trial court decision or New Jersey administrative law decision in which you represented or were the prevailing party, consider the following.  Sometimes, trial judges and administrative law judges are overturned on appeal.  If that happens, your win shall become a loss.  Even if you won at the trial level, trial courts and administrative judges sometimes commit reversible error when interpreting statutes, administrative regulations, common law and court rules.  If you lose the appeal, the resulting bad legal decision could affect future cases, causing you difficulty on other cases you are thereafter involved in.  Use the services of an experienced New Jersey appellate lawyer to handle your appeal.  To answer the New Jersey appeal a person must often do more than merely respond to an adversary’s brief.  For example, what if your adversary distorts the facts of the case in his or her brief, fails to include key documents in the appendix or fails to order a crucial trial court or administrative hearing transcript?  Unless you deal with such issues, the defense of the appeal may be seriously compromised.  The skills necessary to try a case or to argue a motion are not always the same as those necessary to skillfully handle an appeal.   When facing a New Jersey Appeal, thinking on one’s feet often gives way to careful legal analysis, research and writing.  Hire an experienced New Jersey appellate lawyer to defend against the appeal.

 

USE AN EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY APPEAL ATTORNEY TO HANDLE YOUR APPEAL

Is a deadline for a New Jersey appellate brief coming up?  Thinking of filing a New Jersey appeal but unfamiliar with how to draft a New Jersey appellate brief or to prepare a New Jersey appellate appendix?  Are you ready to file a New Jersey appeal but need guidance on what issues to bring to the New Jersey appellate court’s attention?  Were you served with a New Jersey notice of appeal and you are faced with defending against a New Jersey appeal? As appellate deadlines come closer, let Mr. DePetris handle your appeal.  Let an experienced New Jersey appeal attorney make sure that your appeal is properly prepared.  New Jersey appeals are complex and New Jersey appellate briefs usually take dozens of hours to prepare properly.   Mr. DePetris has worked on at least 20 New Jersey appeals and prepared at least 20 appellate briefs along with many appellate appendix.  Don’t take a chance with your New Jersey appeal.  Use the services of an experienced New Jersey appellate lawyer.  

 

WHY DO I NEED AN EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY APPEAL ATTOREY

If you face an appeal be sure to use the services of an experienced New Jersey appeal attorney.  Appeals are not like trial court motions - attorneys must follow very specific and demanding rules and deviation from those rules could result in the imposition of sanctions.  For example, there are strict guidelines for how proofs are presented on appeals.  Accordingly, attorneys are not always permitted to present to an appellate court all the proofs that the attorney believes are relevant to the appeal.  It is not uncommon for an appellate brief to require hundreds of citations to the record.  Format of appellate papers is in large part specified by the Appellate Rules.  Failure to follow the rules correctly can have serious consequences.  Use the services of an experienced New Jersey appellate lawyer to make certain that your appeal papers comply with those Rules.  The standard of review for New Jersey appeals may be different from trial court standards for deciding issues before them. Failure to properly frame the issues via the appellate brief could be fatal to one's New Jersey appeal.  Appellate courts expect a higher standard of writing than that found in the typical trial court brief.  Motions filed in the Appellate Division follow different procedures than motions filed in trial courts. Not all issues presented to a trial court are worthwhile to present to an Appellate Court.  Arguing irrelevant or nominal issues on your appeal may hurt rather than help your chances of appealing a lower court decision.  Let an experienced New Jersey appellate lawyer handle your appeal.

 

WHAT NEW JERSEY APPEAL EXPERIENCE DOES THE FIRM HAVE?

Consider an experienced New Jersey appeal attorney to handle your appeal.  Paul DePetris has:

·         Worked on at least 20 New Jersey appeals.

·         Written at least 20 appellate briefs on a wide variety of subjects.

·         Written appellate briefs for many law firms on a wide variety of substantive and procedural issues. 

·         Helped law firms prosecute and defend New Jersey appeals.

·         Helped law firms oppose motions filed in appellate courts.

·         Counseled law firms on the details of New Jersey appellate practice.

·         Helped law firms to overturn trial court decisions.

 

Mr. DePetris is also the published legal author of the following publications: 

·         New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act & Forms (New Jersey Law Journal Books)

·         Learned Professionals, Licensed Semiprofessionals and the Consumer Fraud Act:  The Origins of the Licensed Professionals’ Doctrine (New Jersey Lawyer, Oct. 2008)

·         Liability For Consumer Fraud In Real Estate Transactions (New Jersey Law Journal, March 18, 2009).   Mr. DePetris also gives seminars on the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

For a no obligation phone consultation, with an experienced New Jersey appeal attorney, call the Law Office of Paul DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send the firm an email.

 

 

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