Non-criminal appeals are just as important and timely as criminal appeals. Trust Kretzer and Volberding to give your federal civil appeals process the attention it deserves.
Federal civil appeals encompass all non-criminal appeals, including:
- Matrimonial and family law appeals
- Commercial appeals
- Real estate appeals
- Wills appeals
The Law Offices of Kretzer and Volberding P.C. represents appellants in all post-trial matters at the state and federal levels.
Can You Appeal a Civil Judgement?
If a party feels that an error at trial affected the outcome of that trial, he or she has a right to appeal it. However, the appeals process is complex and often requires the expertise of a civil appellate attorney skilled in filing and arguing appeals. For assistance with your case, we encourage you to contact us at the Law Offices of Seth Kretzer
How to Appeal Civil Court Decisions
In the federal court system of the United States, anyone who has grounds for appeal is entitled to appeal a judgment. However, keep in mind that the time window for filing an appeal is very short. Federal Courts require a Notice of Appeal to be filed within 30 days after the trial judge signs the judgment unless a Motion for New Trial was filed. If a Motion for New Trial was filed, the Appellant (the party filing the appeal) has 90 days to file a Notice of Appeal.
It is important for those involved in a civil legal action to understand that the appeals process is very different than the trial court process. In a trial court, both sides present their arguments to the court in order to establish the facts of the case. In an appeal, the appellate judge must decide if the trial judge misinterpreted the law when rendering his or her decision.
In most cases, the civil appeals process involves only legal briefs that have been written based on extensive legal research. However, in some cases, the appellate judge will request oral courtroom presentations for further clarification. Your civil appellate attorney will only have one crack at defending or promoting your position. Therefore, it is imperative to work with an experienced civil appeal attorney who is skilled in legal research, can effectively interpret the law to your benefit, and can present compelling written and oral arguments.
There are many stages associated with the appellate procedure, and missing even one can have disastrous implications.
Best Federal Civil Appeal Attorneys
Do you have a legal matter facing the court of appeals? At the Law Offices of Seth Kretzer, our talented federal civil lawyers will devote themselves to your case for the most successful outcome possible. Having handled numerous appeals claims each year, the Law Offices of Seth Kretzer fully understand how the process works, how to collect vital legal research, and what is needed to present a winning argument.