Kissimmee Orlando Appeals
Civil Law and Family Law Appeals
According to the last examination done by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 15 percent of civil trial decisions were appealed, about half by plaintiffs and half by defendants. Of these appeals, about 43 percent were dismissed or withdrawn, often due to the parties’ settling. In the remaining 57 percent, about a third were modified or reversed, either by an intermediate court or a court of last resort. Interestingly, verdicts in favor of plaintiffs were modified or reversed twice as often as judgments favoring defendants.
At David Chico Law Group the tactics of an appeal are an important component of getting the desired results to our clients. It bears mentioning two crucial tactics:
- Before the 30 days to file an appeal becomes due, it is very advantageous to place before the original trial judge motions for rehearing or motions for new trial. This is an opportunity to crystalize errors that were missed or to bring forth law that was not considered. These motions keeps your opponent on their toes and offers motivation for advantageous settlement.
- When one first files an appeal there will be another opportunity to mediate the case. Many times our opponent knows the appeal is going to be a unpredictable and will be willing to offer advantageous settlement.
Dealing with appellate legal issues can be stressful. A great first step is to learn about how an appellate attorney can help you, which is best accomplished by speaking with a David Chico Law Group Lawyer.