Have You Lost at Trial?
If you, your company, or your organization just lost a trial, you may have no choice but to consider an appeal. An appeal can lead to an outright reversal of your loss. It may reduce or eliminate a damage award. Or it can serve as the basis for resolving a case by settlement on favorable terms.
Ferguson Walton & Shansab, PLLC represents clients in a number of appellate courts, including:
- Appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court
- Appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Appeals from all General District Courts to Circuit Court
A New or Additional Perspective
Many clients remain loyal to their trial counsel even after a loss. You have been through an ordeal together - after all, that is why it is called a "trial." Sometimes, however, it can make sense to seek out a new (or an additional) perspective on your case. We have successful appellate experience and can provide sound perspective to clients or counsel by:
- Arguing the appeal
- Serving on the brief
- Providing a second opinion
An Appeal Means Being Proactive
The appellate process is complicated. Deadlines are short and strictly enforced. Virginia's appellate procedures may not be what you expect. Federal appeals are different from those found in Virginia state courts and are no less complicated. If you lost a civil case in an area of law covered by our legal practice, contact us to schedule a consultation. Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to appeals and preserving your legal rights.
Contact us to discuss your case.