McNees Wallace & Nurick’s Appellate & Post-Trial Practice attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you navigate the appellate process effectively.
Appellate litigation requires unique skills. Often, issues that were hotly contested at trial may not be relevant on appeal. Experienced appellate counsel identify and focus on the critical legal and procedural issues that form the basis for the appeal. Understanding and capitalizing on this narrowed focus are critical to effective appellate advocacy.
McNees Wallace & Nurick’s appellate and post-trial attorneys have developed a substantial practice both bringing and defending appeals, as well as representing amici curiae. Several members of the group began their legal careers as law clerks to state or federal appellate judges, acquiring valuable insights into the appellate process.
With our principal office in Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg, we are within walking distance of Pennsylvania’s Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts. Lawyers at McNees Wallace & Nurick have represented clients in hundreds of appeals in every Pennsylvania appellate court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court, as well as other state and federal jurisdictions. We also handle appeals from numerous state administrative agencies and specialized matters such as tax appeals.
McNees Wallace & Nurick’s team of appellate attorneys provides effective representation in all aspects of the appellate process:
- Issue preservation at the trial court level
- Case analysis and appellate strategy
- Post-trial motions
- Research of pertinent issues on appeal
- Appellate briefs
- Oral argument
Our lawyers provide a fresh look at the case on appeal and can appreciate how the appellate judges may view the case. We can work in conjunction with trial counsel to assist with drafting briefs and preparing for argument, or we can undertake primary responsibility for the written and oral presentation of the case on appeal.
McNees Wallace & Nurick’s appellate and post-trial lawyers are experienced in a wide array of subject areas. For example, recent appeals handled by group members have involved land use, legal malpractice, real estate tax assessment, consumer fraud, and commercial contract disputes.