Appeals follow an unfavorable ruling by a trial court. The appeal process allows one or more of the parties to challenge a judge’s decision or jury’s decision, if they believe that decision was wrong under the law.
An appeal is not a “do over”, but rather an opportunity for a panel of three judges to review the evidence presented at trial, and determine if an error was made by the trial court.
If you have a reason to appeal, we can guide you through this complex process, presenting your decision clearly and persuasively to the appellate courts.
Sometimes those errors are procedural. Other times, there is a lack of evidence to support the court’s decision, or a misinterpretation of the law. There are even occasions where the law is unclear, and an appeal is necessary in order for the courts to correctly apply a law.
We have handled appeals before the Indiana Court of Appeals and even on transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court. Whether it’s a civil matter or criminal one, we can review your file and advise you on whether you should appeal your case to a higher court.