Neal & Harwell has an experienced team of appellate attorneys who successfully have represented individuals and corporations before the United States Supreme Court, multiple federal courts of appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and various other state appellate courts. Neal & Harwell’s appellate litigators, which include former clerks to judges on federal courts of appeals, the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court, possess the unique analytical, writing and oratory skills needed to persuasively brief and argue cases on appeal.
At Neal & Harwell, preparation for an appeal begins at the trial stage, as our seasoned team of trial lawyers takes every step to preserve important issues for appellate review through the use of pre- and post-trial motions and trial objections. Once a case is on appeal, the focus shifts from fact finding through discovery to the central legal issues that are decisive in the case. Our attorneys research and analyze the legal issues exhaustively before presenting succinct, well-reasoned and persuasive arguments to the court. Our passion for the law and its development, combined with our capacity for critical reasoning and independent assessment, allow us to stand out among other firms with appellate practice experience.
If you are not satisfied with a ruling from the trial court at either the state or federal level, our team of appellate lawyers can assist you in challenging the decision on appeal. On the other hand, if you prevailed below, our attorneys will help you preserve your victory should the opposing party choose to appeal. Neal & Harwell attorneys are also available to assist clients with the submission of amicus briefs in appellate matters involving significant issues of public concern.