You had an open-and-shut case, but somewhere along the way something didn’t click. Now, instead of presenting the case you were fully prepared for, you’re facing an appeal that you’re not quite sure how to approach.
Appellate proceedings are unique and require a different mindset than most other practice areas. At KMK, we understand what appellate judges are trying to accomplish, and we know how to identify trial-court errors and how to most effectively frame them for the appeals court. That’s why our appellate attorneys are considered some of the best in the country, both in seeking to reverse adverse decisions and defending favorable rulings involving a myriad of issues and subject areas.
KMK has a vigorous statewide appellate practice throughout Wisconsin as well as experience in federal and state courts of appeal across the country, including favorable rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court. Our success is due in part to the fact that our litigators who try cases in the lower courts are just as comfortable serving as appellate counsel in the higher courts, allowing the execution of successful strategies that anticipate appellate review.
Our deep understanding of and experience with appellate proceedings put KMK at the top of any list for appellate counsel (and, from time to time, we serve as appellate counsel for other firms). That said, we are also sensitive to the cost of protracted litigation and work with our clients to provide an up-front budget and affordable path to case resolution.
If you need help building your case in an appellate brief or supporting your brief in court, we can help you get your case back on track.