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Minnesota Appeals & Appellate Lawyers

Thomas James (also known as Thomas B. James) is a private practice attorney at the Law Office of Tom James in Cokato, Minnesota. He provides copyright and trade...
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Thomas James (also known as Thomas B. James) is a private practice attorney at the Law Office of Tom James in Cokato, Minnesota. He provides copyright and trade...
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Minneapolis defense attorney Andrew C. Wilson won his first jury trial before graduating from law school. After his first year of practice, his name was cemente...
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Minneapolis defense attorney Andrew C. Wilson won his first jury trial before graduating from law school. After his first year of practice, his name was cemente...
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Frequently Asked Questions

How is an appellate lawyer different from a trial lawyer?

Trial attorneys are responsible for the initial investigation into cases and negotiate with the prosecution to try and reach a settlement. Where a settlement cannot be reached, the trial lawyer fights the case in court. On the other hand, appellate lawyers don’t search for evidence and instead look over the case proceedings thus far. They then write a written brief explaining their argument.

What kinds of cases get to a US appellate court?

Most cases that go to appeal are due to a violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights with local, state, or federal governments. These can be civil cases, criminal cases, bankruptcy cases, or a range of other appeals.