At the Jacobs Law Group we know
that the appellate process is not the same as normal litigation.
Our tried and tested attorneys understand the key distinctions between
trying a case before a jury and arguing a case on appeal. This knowledge,
acquired from years of experience handling appeals in a variety
of different fields, begins with our appreciation of the law.
The members of our Appellate Litigation group stay in touch with
the rapidly evolving laws, regulations and precedents that affect
potential appeals. Our attorneys keep abreast of legal developments
that have implications on the interests of our clients. It is this
commitment to continuing legal education that sets us apart.
Awareness is only one aspect of
the Firm’s overall preparation for appellate matters. Before
accepting a case we try to judge the merits of the position being
debated so that we can determine the most appropriate argument given
the state of current case law. Having conducted a sufficient external
analysis of the case we then delve into a comprehensive internal
review to see exactly how the initial matter developed, from the
original strategy to the decision under appeal. This all-encompassing
approach puts our attorneys in a position to fully understand the
intimate details and the essential questions that form the basis
of the appellate matter. Only when we feel entirely comfortable
with the issue at hand do we proceed to the formation of a strategy.
Since we conduct such a detailed
review of all appellate cases that we accept, the Firm is able to
handle appeals of matters tried by other litigators in addition
to those that we litigated at the trial level. This flexibility,
combined with our wide range of appellate experience and commitment
to sophisticated preparation, makes the Jacobs Law Group a logical
choice for clients seeking dependable counsel in complex appellate
We have, in the past, been involved
in appeals in the following courts:
Appeals from Administrative Agencies to the Commonwealth Court.
Appeals from the Courts of Common Pleas to the Superior Court.
Appeals to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from the Pennsylvania Superior
Court and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
Appeals from the United States Bankruptcy Court to the United States District Court.
Appeals from U.S. District Courts to the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
Appeals regarding patentability of inventions to the United States Patent &
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