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"[I]f there is to be no appeal at all possible the system would be intolerable.”

Bowen, L.J., The Queen v. Justices of County of London, &c. (1893), L.R. 2Q.B. 492.

It happens all the time. A contentious lawsuit doesn’t settle. A judge rules on a series of motions and issues a ruling. A judge or jury makes findings of fact based on certain standards. There is a winner and a loser.  The dispute is over, right?

All too often the trial court is merely round one.  While there may be multiple paths to victory at the trial court level, on appeal litigants may be limited to one brief and a few minutes before a panel of judges to make their case for affirmance or reversal. Years of litigation and attorney fees hang in the balance on a decision by a panel of appellate judges.

When the stakes are this high, your legal counsel must have the depth of experience and insightful knowledge to help you navigate the appeal process. Maddin Hauser’s Appellate Practice Group consists of appellate advocates who specialize in this area of the law – it’s what we do.
Our attorneys have the analytical skills and ability to write engaging and persuasive briefs and to present compelling oral arguments.  All of our appellate matters are examined by a fresh pair of eyes. We analyze the strengths and weaknesses of all positions with the goal of finding the most creative and effective means of articulating our best legal arguments, while also taking a realistic and nuanced approach when addressing unfavorable facts and law.
When the stakes are high, you need an experienced, innovative leader who understands the issues, as well as recent developments of the law that may impact your case. Our “Appellate Watch” blog reports on published Michigan appellate opinions and other decisions of significance affecting Michigan law in real estate, contracts, and general civil litigation.
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