Appeals

Minnesota Appeal Attorneys

A criminal conviction or verdict that goes against you at trial does not have to be the end of your efforts to pursue a favorable outcome. In many cases, trial courts make errors that can be corrected through the appeals process.At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we are particularly experienced at handling appeals. If you need to appeal your case, don’t hesitate to contact us at our office in Bloomington, Minnesota, to schedule a free initial consultation.

Vigorous Analysis and Advocacy of Your Case

Not every lawyer is prepared to handle appeal cases, which can involve a very different approach than a case at the pretrial or trial level. You may very well find yourself represented at trial by an attorney who is not ready to appeal the outcome.

We handle criminal and civil appellate work in the state and federal courts on behalf of clients we represented at trial as well as clients who were previously represented by other lawyers.

Our first step when we agree to appeal a decision is to analyze the possible issues that arose during the trial. If there is a possibility that an appeal will be successful, we will file the notice of appeal in a timely fashion and immediately begin working on the appellate legal brief.

Once we file the brief, we may need to respond to the opposing party’s brief, and then we will generally need to argue the case in front of the appellate court, which depending on your case may be a Minnesota or Wisconsin state court of appeals or federal circuit court of appeals. We are also fully prepared to appeal these decisions to the Minnesota, Wisconsin or U.S. Supreme Court.

Contact us to discuss whether we can help you pursue a better outcome to your case at the appeal level. Contact us online or call us at (952) 851-9500.

Skilled at Legal Research and Writing

Legal research and writing ability are very important skills for appellate lawyers, because appeals are all about interpretation and application of the law, as well as the facts of the case.
Attorney Jeffrey D. Schiek is a seasoned legal researcher and writer who is well known for his appellate briefs and has taught legal writing courses at Inver Hills Community College.