Massachusetts Appeals Lawyer
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If you are unhappy with the decision of the court regarding your civil case, you can apply for a legal appeal, in which you advocate for your reasons behind requesting this change from the initial decision. With the help of a strong-minded and experienced Massachusetts civil appeals lawyer such as ours at The Law Office of Glenn F. Russell, Jr. you will have a dedicated guide throughout this undoubtedly complicated legal process to ensure your appeal has the best possible chance of going through.
Civil appeals are filed with the appellate court, which is a higher court of law where cases are reviewed. The court decides whether these cases should be left intact or reversed, though not through findings done with a new trial. It simply reviews information and evidence from the original case and settles upon a final decision.
Filing an Appeal
It takes quite a bit to have a decision reversed or changed. The first factor which must be present is whether or not a legal mistake was made during the lower court trial. If so, it must be determined whether the mistake significantly changed the outcome of the final judgement in any way. If the answer to these questions is yes, the appellate court may consider reversing the original decision.
Filing an appeal can be quite complex for someone who is not familiar or well-versed with the inner workings of the law. There are strict deadlines and specific applications to be submitted, and making even the slightest error can result in your appeal being thrown out. Extensions may be granted in certain situations, but there are certain limits and standards in which the court just won't budge.
There also lies the main obstacle of not knowing whether your appeal stands a chance in the appellate court. This is why you will need to enlist in the help of our thorough and results-driven Massachusetts appeals lawyers. We will inform you whether or not your appeal has a reasonable chance of survival.
An appeal is quite difficult to obtain, as it is essentially one judge determining that another judge made a mistake so noteworthy it impacted the entirety of a case. As you can imagine, these are not given out casually and you will need our help in order to increase your chances of success as much as possible.
Contact our Massachusetts Appeals Lawyers today!
At The Law Office of Glenn F. Russell, Jr. we are dedicated to fighting for justice on our client's behalf, and this has been our priority since we began practicing law, over a decade ago. Your success and satisfaction are our number one priorities, and we will work tirelessly to ensure you obtain the outcome you deserve.
Our extensive experience and knowledge of the appellate courts will be your greatest allies during this entire process. To schedule an initial consultation with our team, call us at (888) 400-9318.
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