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Appellate Practice

Going the Extra Mile on Your Case

Unfortunately, winning a court battle does not always mean your legal struggles are over. In some cases you may be forced to attempt to maintain a favorable outcome, or, if the original ruling was not in your favor, you may be seeking to overturn that adverse ruling. In order to successfully accomplish either of these outcomes, you must have a clear, concise appellate brief and preservation of the issue for appeal.

The appellate lawyers at Peck, Hadfield, Baxter and Moore are extremely experienced in providing concise, forceful appeal briefs as well as in delivering the persuasive oral arguments. We have the necessary skills to identify the critical legal issues of your appellate case based on the applicable standards of review. Whether you are a public or private company, an individual, a governmental or non-profit organization or an industry group, Peck Hadfield can help you with your appellate case.

How Peck, Hadfield, Baxter and Moore Can Help With Your Appellate Case
Having a Peck Hadfield attorney on your case early on can be particularly beneficial; error preservation can be critical when pursuing an appellate case. Examples of some of the measures we may take on your behalf include:

  • Evaluating your case for appeal
  • Preparing federal court motions to certify issues
  • Preparing and responding to trial briefs
  • Preparing and responding to post-trial motions
  • Participating in appellate mediation
  • Developing solid legal strategies which identify all strengths and weaknesses of claims and defenses
  • Preparing discovery or evidentiary motions
  • Preparing summary judgment motions
  • Responding to summary judgment motions
  • Preparing or responding to jury instructions
  • Handling interlocutory appeals prior to trial
  • Handling mandamus actions prior to trial

Appellate Credentials:
Five of the positive results Peck Hadfield attorneys have obtained in appellate court on behalf of our clients most recently include:

  • A reversal of an improper summary judgment in the Utah Court of Appeals for a legal malpractice case arising from a semi-truck accident.
  • A reversal of summary judgment in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against the Caribou County, Idaho Jail resulting from the death of an inmate.
  • A reversal by the Utah Supreme Court of a trial court’s decision not to submit a property dispute involving the taking of real property to the Utah Property Rights Ombudsman’s Office.
  • The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a San Diego jury’s verdict upholding the validity patents owned by a Utah-based business.
  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a Salt Lake City jury’s verdict and denial of attorney fees to the other party.

Peck, Hadfield, Baxter and Moore – Winning Your Trust a Case at a Time
The Peck Hadfield attorneys understand that no one truly knows a case like the attorney who tried it, therefore we go out of our way to work closely with trial attorneys to ensure a positive outcome on your behalf. We also understand that appellate litigation requires a different skill set; we are well-versed in the varying methods for making persuasive arguments on appeal within the legal framework mandated by appellate courts.

The intricacies and specialized nature of appellate advocacy is something our Peck Hadfield attorneys are quite familiar with. Our skills and knowledge of appellate legal issues have resulted in a winning tradition for our firm, including successes in cases at the highest levels of state and federal appellate courts. Your trust is well-placed in Peck, Hadfield, Baxter and Moore; we are well-equipped to handle the complex mechanics of filing legal briefs in appellate court. Contact Peck, Hadfield, Baxter, and Moore at 435-787-9700 for a comprehensive evaluation of your appellate case.

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