Wisconsin Appellate Lawyer
Attorney for Appeals in Milwaukee, WI
Appellate practice refers to the resolution of disputes between parties
on appeal, following a trial or decision by a lower court.
There are three levels of courts in Wisconsin at both the state and the
federal level: the circuit courts, the court of appeals and the Supreme
Court. Appellate courts serve three main functions:
- Correcting errors committed by a trial court
- Developing the law
- Achieving uniformity across courts
When one party receives an adverse ruling, they are given time in which
they can appeal the ruling to the court of appeals. While everyone has
the right to have their timely filed appeal heard by the court of appeals,
only select cases are picked to be heard by the Supreme Court.
Many factors affect the standard of review applied by the appellate courts
in reviewing the decision of the lower court, including whether the matter
in review involves a finding of fact, an issue of law, or a verdict rendered
by a jury.
Most appellate cases are resolved based on written arguments submitted
by the parties, also known as legal briefs. In select cases, oral arguments
may be heard. Third parties are also permitted to submit briefs called
amicus curiae or "friend of the court" briefs, which may influence
an appellate court's decision.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C. we have successfully handled numerous appeals,
and we can put our experience to work for you. With more than 145 years
of combined experience, our lawyers have the expertise to help you navigate
through every step of the appellate process.
Contact our offices today for your free case evaluation.
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