For many cases, the trial is not the end. Win or lose, either party can appeal. Often, cases that go to trial are usually litigated on appeal. Although appellate litigation–on its face–involves the same case and the same issues that were raised at trial, appellate practice and procedure is specialized, and not all trial lawyers have experience in this area.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig appellate lawyers have appeared and won cases at every level of appellate court in the United States. From state supreme courts or state courts of appeals to Federal Circuit Court appeals and specialty appeals courts like the Federal Circuit and even the Supreme Court of the United States (US ex rel. Carter v. Halliburton Co., No. 16-1262 (4th Cir. 2017) and TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC , U.S., No. 16-341, 5/22/17 (see also Tom Dunlap quoted in “Where to File Patent Complaints After High Court Venue Ruling?” BNA Bloomberg Law here ).

Jurisdictions:

  • Trademark Trial & Appeal Board
  • Patent Trial & Appeal Board
  • Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (First Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Second Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Third Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Delaware Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • New York State Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Our appellate team represents both clients seeing to overturn and to defend lower court decisions. Our team understands underlying issues and arguments that are most likely to results in a successful appeal. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig not only brings a fresh set of eyes to the facts and legal issues of a post-judgment case, we also provide counsel on what is going on outside of the actual appellate case, including stays of execution, post-judgment collection during the pendency of an appeal, and post-judgment appellate bonding strategies.

Whether you’re defending a recent victory or trying to overturn an unfavorable decision, our appeals team is here to help. Contact us to today.