Sometimes, your hard-fought trial victory is appealed by the opposing party or your effort at trial fails. An unsuccessful outcome does not have to be the end of the story. With experienced appellate attorneys, an unfavorable result could turn into an opportunity for a different result.
Working before the trial court and appellate courts our appellate attorneys have worked on every type of appellate issue from supervisory orders through appeals. At every level, our team has prepared and argued cases not only before the Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court, but also at the federal level including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.
Masters of procedural law and persuasion, we often use the expertise of our appellate team to work closely with our trial attorneys as a case proceeds through the various stages in the trial court – whether it be assisting with an early dispositive motion, consulting on the preparation of motions in limine, developing strategies for preserving possible issues for appeal or preparing post trial motions and responses. Access to these unique and knowledgeable perspectives gives us a unique advantage when taking on appellate cases.
McKenna Storer’s team of appellate attorneys has represented businesses of all sizes, from small companies to large corporations, including high-profile cases. While many of these appellate matters arise in our own cases, we often handle matters referred to us by other law firms.
Our substantive experience includes issues arising in all areas of civil practice including:
Inspecting your case and making medical standards work for you, not against you
Revisiting professional indemnity insurance or errors and omissions cases with a fresh perspective
Representing insurance companies across industries
Providing deep understanding of personal rights and a distinct focus on all evidence
Understanding of complex employee rights laws and the specific details of the trial are brought together
A wealth of experience with commercial cases allows practiced advice and representation
Combining industry knowledge with legal expertise to overturn rulings
Representation for creditors and businesses in bankruptcy cases and litigation