Litigation, Appellate Practice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, and Civil Rights
Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation. If a case cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, our litigators have the experience and proven track record to effectively represent our clients in the courtroom. Our opponents know that we will zealously present our clients’ case to the court and/or jury after carefully evaluating the case. Our experience in complex litigation in federal and state courts is one reason why many out-of-state firms regularly retain us as local counsel. The depths of our experience in both personal injury plaintiff work and insurance defense has been a reason why other attorneys refer cases or ask us to be co-counsel with them.
Success at trial is only part our mission for our clients. We integrate our appellate experience with litigation matters at the trial stage in order to have a sound litigation plan that is prepared for all levels of litigation. Our goal is to win cases through dispositive motions, and to develop and preserve legal issues at trial. Our litigators also have extensive experience handling appellate matters at both the state and federal levels. Our attorneys have appeared in numerous appellate opinions in the United States Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the Indiana Court of Appeals. Appellate law is distinct from trial litigation. An appellate lawyer must be prepared to effectively present the client’s case to a panel of judges or justices who are experienced scholars of the law. Our attorneys understand the legal risks and substantial cost involved in this post-trial phase of litigation, and we are prepared to assist our clients in making the difficult decisions which an appeal may present. We have the necessary and proven experience to effectively represent our clients at the appellate level.
Some of the appellate services we provide include:
- Analytical skill and proven strategic judgment
- Extensive experience with appellate court procedures
- Lead counsel for appeals
- Consultation on appeals
- Post-trial proceedings
- Interlocutory appeals
- Appellate mediations
- Amicus curiae representations
- Oral arguments