Civil and Criminal Appeals
If you have a reason to appeal, we can guide you through this complex process, presenting your decision clearly and persuasively to the appellate courts.
Appeals follow an unfavorable ruling by a trial court. The appeal process allows one or more of the parties to challenge a judge’s decision or jury’s decision, if they believe that decision was wrong under the law.
An appeal is not a “do over”, but rather an opportunity for a panel of three judges to review the evidence presented at trial, and determine if an error was made by the trial court.
Sometimes those errors are procedural. Other times, there is a lack of evidence to support the court’s decision, or a misinterpretation of the law. There are even occasions where the law is unclear, and an appeal is necessary in order for the courts to correctly apply a law.
We have handled appeals before the Indiana Court of Appeals and even on transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court. Whether it’s a civil matter or criminal one, we can review your file and advise you on whether you should appeal your case to a higher court.