Appellate Practice

The Law Offices of Joshua N. Garick, P.C. has experience before the state’s appellate courts including the Appellate Division of the District Court, the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Appeals are decided by judges who rely on persuasive presentation of the issues concisely written in briefs. Thus, written advocacy is paramount, as appellate courts rely heavily on the briefs for discussion of discrete, often highly technical legal arguments. When we prepare for an appeal, we thoroughly research the trial court record to identify issues that will be meritorious on appeal. This precision will help increase the chances of a successful appeal.

We have experience litigating appeals both on cases where we served as trial counsel and where we were retained exclusively to further an appeal. We also draft and submit briefs as amicus curiae (friend of the court). An amicus brief is an argument furthered by someone who is not a party to the appeal but believes their perspective can provide meaningful guidance to the appellate court.

We would be happy to discuss your case to determine whether an appeal should be considered, or whether intervention as amicus curiae is appropriate. Please keep in mind, however, that there are strict deadlines for all appellate filings. Thus, it is important to consult us immediately if you believe you have any appealable issues.

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