Appeals

Minnesota Appeal Attorneys

In a trial court decision, the losing party has the right to an appeals process, allowing them to have their case retried. Some federal administrative agency decisions are also eligible for appeal. In a civil suit, either party may appeal; either party may also appeal the sentence issued in a guilty verdict. The government, however, is excluded from appealing a “Not guilty” verdict in criminal cases. In some districts, a separate appellate committee, made up of bankruptcy judges, may oversee Bankruptcy appeals.

Different appeal processes apply to different types of cases.

  • Civil Case – In a Civil Caseeither side may appeal the verdict.
  • Criminal Case – In a Criminal Case, the defendant may appeal a guilty verdict
  • Bankruptcy Case – In a bankruptcy case, the bankruptcy judge’s ruling may be appealed to the district court. Bankruptcy appellate panels, made up of three bankruptcy judges, have been set up by several courts of appeals to hear appeals directly. The losing party has the right to then appeal to the court of appeals.
  • Other Types of Appeals –A litigant who is unsatisfied with a federal administrative agency’s decision may file a petition for review by a court of appeals. In some cases, Judicial Review concerning federal agencies or programs — such as Social Security — may be acquired through a district court vs. a court of appeals.

Appeals are extraordinarily complex and challenging to navigate. Appealing an adverse verdict can be an intimidating task. Our experienced Attorneys at Villaume & Schiek can summarize a difficult case into a few well-structured arguments, providing you the best chance of prevailing.

Every appeal case requires these four key elements:

  1. Clarity – Brevity, logic, and clarity are critical. Villaume & Schiek will perform all the necessary measures to present a clear, logical argument.
  2. Only the most persuasive arguments – An appeal should present only the most compelling arguments. Appellate judges are quick to spot inclusions or omissions that may be misleading. Your attorney from the Law Offices of Villaume & Schiek will utilize the best approach in confronting the facts that are harmful to your argument directly.
  3. Details matter – By engaging the services of Villaume & Schiek, you can rest assured that they have the highest regard for the laws and adhere to them with utmost attention—this can determine whether you win and lose an appeal.
  4. Responding to a trial court’s decision —An appeal is designed to provide you and your attorney an opportunity to review your trial case, the court’s decision, and evaluate what may have transpired at trial to cause the court to reach its conclusion. Your appeal must, therefore, be in response to that decision. Your attorney will draw clarity from the records and discuss the best strategy and the most persuasive arguments for your appeal.

When seeking the best appeals attorney, our law firm, Villaume & Schiek,  has a solid background in advocating strongly on your behalf. We handle family law, employment appeals, 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 attorneys. Our combined years of experience will provide you excellent representation in any, including:

Contact Villaume & Schiek Today

If you feel your case was incorrectly concluded, consult with one of our Attorneys about filing for an appeal. Attorney Jeffrey D. Schiek is a seasoned legal researcher and writer who is well known for his appellate briefs. Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking. Contact us online or call Villaume & Schiektoday for a free consultation of your appeals case.