First Circuit Appellate Attorneys

Federal Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Unlike other appellate courts which allow for an appeal as of right, appeals to the United States Supreme Court are only granted upon permission. In order to seek appellate review by the U.S. Supreme Court, a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari must be filed with the court. This Petition must set forth compelling reasons why the court should take up the case. These compelling reasons usually involve a situation wherein a United States court of appeals has rendered a decision in conflict with a decision of another United States court of appeals or has decided an important federal question that conflicts with a decision of the highest court of a state. Another compelling reason is where a state court of last resort has decided an important federal question that conflicts with the decision of another state court of last resort or the decision of a United States court of appeals. Yet another example is when a state's highest appellate court or a United States court of appeals decides an important question of federal law that should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court or has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with previous decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

About the First Circuit

The First Circuit Court of Appeals is a federal appellate court that hears civil and criminal appeals stemming from one of the following federal district courts: District of Maine, District of Massachusetts, District of New Hampshire, District of Puerto Rico, and District of Rhode Island. The First Circuit Court of Appeals has jurisdiction to hear appeals of all final decisions from those federal district courts. 

After a final decision is rendered, you can appeal the decision as of right by filing a notice of appeal. While anyone can file an appeal, winning an appeal is much more difficult. Obtaining a reversal from the Court of Appeals requires experience with the rules of procedure and knowledge of the governing law. Our attorneys have that experience. 

Siskopoulos Law Firm, LLP

136 Madison Avenue

6th Floor - #3007

New York, NY 10016

Phone: (646) 942-1798

Siskopoulos Law Firm, LLP

265 Franklin Street

Suite 1702

Boston, MA 02110

Phone: (617) 959-1628

The Siskopoulos Law Firm, LLP has experience in handling a wide variety of civil appeals and criminal appeals. If you would like to speak with an appellate attorney regarding your appeal, call either the New York Office at (646) 942-1798 or the Boston Office at (617) 959-1628.