Federal Appellate Practice

  • Expertise in managing all types of appellate situations, including complex and record-intensive appeals, accelerated appeals, and emergency mandamus proceedings.
  • Deep experience in a broad array of substantive areas including products liability, telecommunications, securities, copyright and trademark, professional malpractice, bankruptcy, complex business torts, insurance and Constitutional law.
  • Proven successes in prosecuting and defending appeals in the federal district (Bankruptcy Court appeals) and circuit courts.

Winning a difficult case on appeal requires more than citing the right legal precedent. It requires a sophisticated approach to brief-writing that seamlessly weaves persuasive argument with legal authority and policy reasoning. Whatever the circumstances, our seasoned appellate lawyers are adept at briefing cases in a creative, persuasive, and readable manner that is carefully adapted to the court before which the appeal is pending. Clients rely on Savage’s appellate group for its experience, depth, acumen, and ability to deliver win after win in all jurisdictions.

Savage litigators have skillfully and knowledgeably prosecuted and defended appeals. Moreover, because it is increasingly common for appeals to involve complex statutes and regulations in specialized and often uncharted areas of law, the firm’s lawyers often litigate questions of first impression and novel legal theories.

Savage’s appellate capabilities extend to a broad array of substantive areas including products liability, telecommunications, securities, copyright and trademark, professional malpractice, bankruptcy, complex business torts, insurance, and constitutional law. In each case, the group takes special care to know the client’s business, organization, and situation thoroughly. Clients rely on the group’s ability to anticipate legal trends and shape the factual development of carefully chosen lead cases to most persuasively present those issues.