Appeals and Writs

At Tharpe & Howell, LLP, our appellate attorneys work closely with trial counsel as part of a meticulous team.  From the outset of litigation through the final phase, these skilled litigators pinpoint factual and technical problems, analyze the law, and develop strategies to preserve and frame key issues in a manner most favorable to the client’s case.   When needed, they formulate clear, reasoned, and powerful arguments to persuade the court to correctly interpret the law.  Whether attacking an adverse decision, or defending a favorable one, Tharpe & Howell, LLP works hard to ensure each client receives a just result, every time.  Our attorneys have prepared and successfully argued numerous briefs before state and federal appellate courts and routinely assist trial counsel to ensure the preservation of appellate rights.  Recent appellate issues involve substantive questions of negligence, the employer-employee relationship, contract disputes, insurance coverage and agency law, and personal injury.

Writ and appellate work routinely includes:

  • Preparing and arguing pre and post-trial motions, including motions for summary judgment
  • Working with trial counsel to preserve errors throughout trial
  • Researching, analyzing, and writing effective appellate briefs
  • Presenting powerful oral arguments before state and federal trial and appellate courts
  • Analyzing, writing, and responding to emergency petitions
  • Participating in appellate mediations and other alternative dispute resolution forums
  • Amicus Briefs
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