A client's question answered.
I happily work on behalf of attorneys and individuals clients. Either way, my goal is to be as economical as possible. Having worked on hundreds of appeals, I have the experience necessary to provide efficient, high-qualifty, and cost-effective services.
To paraphrase John McCain, there is nothing more liberating than to play a part in something larger than yourself. An appellate lawyer gets to play such a part. By helping each of my clients obtain justice through the appellate process, I am also paving the way for others facing similar situations. Only an appeal can have such a positive effect on the law as a whole.
When the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, our country was set on a path toward greater equality. But the Court didn't just decide that case on a whim. The case was presented to the Court by lawyers prodding for change.
Whether you subscribe to a theory of natural rights or think the law is supposed to be "whatever works," the fact is that it is always changing. It can be interpreted in a variety of ways, and everyday citizens live with the consequences of whatever direction the courts decide to take. Theoretically, an appeals exist to hold lower courts accountable, but they have the effect of shaping the law. In other words, if a ruling is overturned in your case, it can affect the outcomes of other cases for years to come. As a lawyer, there is no greater honor than participating in that change.
It’s not right for you to receive an unfair amount of child support, to pay too much in a property division, or for you to not receive the visitation you deserve.
Suffering due to someone else’s negligence is trying enough. You should not have to deal with injustice on top of it. If your case has been improperly dismissed, you should consider an appeal.
The criminal law brings the full power of the state to bear on you. One error in your trial could lead to injustice or a wrongful conviction, and you have a right to appeal that error.
Client requested more child support from the children's father. He made $1,391.00/week before quitting his job, but the judge claimed his potential income was only $500/week because he was no longer working.
Initial child support calculation was ruled incorrect.
The judge sentenced the defendant to five years of community corrections. However, the State had conceded that four years was the maximum amount of time that could be served.
Defendant's sentence was reduced by a full year.