Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LAWYER FOR A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LITIGATION
You or your opposition is considering a challenge to a trial court result. That appeal will bring your case to a new court, the appellate court, with drastically different rules and procedures. You need a different type of lawyer, an appellate lawyer.
FOCUSED ON APPELLATE LITIGATION
Attorney William M. Driscoll is focused on providing effective and strategic advocacy on appeal. He is an appellate litigator in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (aka the MA SJC). Based in Chelmsford, Appeals Attorney William Driscoll handles appellate matters throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield, and beyond.
William Driscoll ia an appeals lawyer who handles a wide variety of appellate cases: business & employment, consumer protection & civil rights, criminal, divorce & family law, negligence & malpractice, probate, real estate & land use, and more. For a free telephone consultation contact Appellate Attorney William M. Driscoll immediately (978-846-5184).
WHY ARE APPEALS DIFFERENT?
On appeal an attorney must be skilled in presenting a high quality written brief and oral argument that is unique to the appellate court. The lawyer must have a firm grasp of the precise rules and procedures of the appellate courts and follow them meticulously. These attributes, as well as the form and substance of argument on appeal, distinguish the appellate attorney from the trial lawyer.
INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL, SINGLE JUSTICE MOTIONS & PETITIONS, AND THE APPEAL OF A FINAL JUDGMENT
Not every decision that can be appealed should be appealed. Attorney Driscoll is an experienced appeals lawyer who offers an initial free telephone consultation (978-846-5184) to screen cases. A case on appeal is drastically different from the same case in the trial court. This is a distinction best determined by an experienced appeals lawyer.
An interlocutory appeal is the rare exception where an ongoing case in the trial court may be subject to immediate appellate review. Many interlocutory appeals fail because they do not meet the requirements for exception. On the other extreme is the appeal of a final judgment. Whether there are meritorious issues for appeal is case specific, dependent on a number of legal principles and the applicable relevant standard of review.
If there is a simple answer, Attorney Driscoll provides one during your telephone consultation. Often an investigation must be performed to determine the legal sufficiency and likelihood of success on appeal.
IN MATTERS OF APPEAL, DO NOT DELAY!
Unlike wine, your appellate rights worsen with age. The rules of appellate procedure are strict. Failure to act within stated deadlines can doom your case. Your appeal can be dismissed or, if you are defending a judgment, you can be excluded from arguing your position on appeal. Do not delay! Call Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll Today!
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