Litigation always involves risk, and even the best attorneys cannot guarantee the results you need when you go to trial. The judge can make a mistake in applying the law, or the jury can misapply the law to the facts. Fortunately, you may have the right to pursue an appeal. However, an appeal is not another trial—it is a unique proceeding requiring specific skills and experience. While many lawyers have trial experience, the attorneys at Milligan Pusateri Co., LPA, are both experienced trial lawyers as well as accomplished appellate lawyers.
When your case does not go as planned, the first thing that needs to be done is to review the trial record for potential errors. We routinely review cases handled by other attorneys for appealable issues, some of which include the following:
- The court allowed the other side to introduce evidence that biased the jurors.
- The court barred the introduction of permissible evidence that likely would have resulted in a different outcome.
- The court improperly dismissed the case or granted summary judgment, thereby wrongly denying you a trial.
There are many other reasons why you may be entitled to an appeal, but it requires a careful, detail-oriented review to identify potential bases for appeal. In many cases, however, the result may be mixed; you may have won on some issues while you did not win on the issue that was most important to you. An experienced appellate lawyer can determine whether an appeal is possible and, perhaps more importantly, whether an appeal is in your best interests.
If we had handled the case at trial, we would have already identified any appealable issues, but we stand ready to review cases taken to trial by other lawyers. You must act quickly if you are considering filing an appeal. You should contact an appellate lawyer immediately after the conclusion of your trial if you want to discuss whether you can appeal the outcome.
A Team of Appellate Lawyers with Extensive Experience
Filing and pursuing an appeal requires specialized knowledge and a specific skill set. Our appellate law practice group is composed primarily of three attorneys:
Together, these attorneys represent decades of experience successfully handling appeals across Ohio in federal and state court. If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your trial, any of them can review your case and advise you on whether you should file an appeal.
Contact the Appellate Attorneys at Milligan Pusateri Today
If you did not get the outcome you hope for at trial, you need to take immediate action to protect your right to an appeal. No matter how strong your case may be, you will lose your rights if you do not file your appeal within the deadline. The appellate law practice group at Milligan Pusateri can review your case and discuss whether you should pursue an appeal. Call or email us today to schedule a consultation.