Massachusetts Federal Appellate Attorneys - Federal Appeal Lawyers

Massachusetts Federal Appeal

When you have been handed an adverse decision by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, you have the option to appeal the case. Federal appeals in Massachusetts are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and should be handled by an experienced federal appellate attorney.

Whether it is a civil appeal or a criminal appeal, it is important to consult with an attorney experienced in federal appellate practice. An appeal is not a re-trial of the case. It is a request to an appellate court to determine whether there was a misapplication of the law that materially prejudiced your case. If the court finds material prejudice, the appellate court can reverse the district court's decision. In a civil case this can result in the reversal of a dispositive motion and/or a new trial. In a criminal case, this can result in a reversal of the conviction and/or a new trial.

District courts sometimes simply get the law wrong, but mistakes made by the district court must be explained to the appeals court in a particular manner. The Rules of Appellate Procedure are strict and must be followed. Appellate courts demand comprehensive legal briefs with citation to relevant law and portions of the record.

The ability to identify issues and present them in a persuasive legal argument is a nuanced skill that appellate attorneys take years to hone. Many trial attorneys simply do not have ample experience to handle an appeal. Moreover, an appellate lawyer who is reviewing the case looks at the case with a fresh perspective which helps them to identify critical issues that a trial attorney simply will not be able to see. This is of vital importance to determining the strength of your case.

If you have a federal appeal in Massachusetts, contact our firm to speak with federal appellate lawyer. 

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.