appellate practice

Appellate Practice

Neal & Harwell’s experienced team of appellate attorneys have successfully handled a wide variety of appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals, state appellate courts, and appellate arbitration panels. Comprised of former clerks to distinguished appellate judges, Neal & Harwell’s team of appellate attorneys use their intimate knowledge of the appellate process to preserve hard-earned victories in the trial court and to challenge decisions that are harmful to our clients’ interests. Our appellate attorneys also represent clients seeking to file amicus briefs on issues of importance to their business or industry.

Our appellate attorneys analyze the trial record and research the relevant legal issues exhaustively before presenting briefs and oral arguments that are succinct, well-reasoned and persuasive. 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 appellate firms. Neal & Harwell’s appellate attorneys are frequently called upon to address high stakes issues of first impression before appellate courts throughout the country.

Backed by Neal & Harwell’s broad litigation capabilities, the appeals handled by our appellate attorneys have touched on a diverse array of practice areas, including:

  • Arbitration
  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • False Claims Act
  • Family Law
  • Federal Employers Liability Act
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability & Mass Tort

Representative Matters:

  • Maracich v. Spears, 570 U.S. 48 (2013)
  • United States ex rel. Dorsa v. Miraca Life Sciences, Inc., 983 F.3d 885 (6th Cir. 2020)
  • Durham v. McWhorter, 789 F. App’x 533 (6th Cir. 2020)
  • Atkinson v. Harpeth Financial Servs., LLC, No. 19-5470 (6th Cir. Sept. 16, 2019)
  • In re Bell, 2019 WL 6464024 (6th Cir. June 18, 2019)
  • N.D. Management, Inc. v. Hawkins, 787 F. App’x 891 (6th Cir. 2019)
  • Durham v. Martin, 905 F.3d 432 (6th Cir. 2018)
  • PGP, LLC v. TPII, LLC, 734 F. App’x 330 (6th Cir. 2018)
  • SPE GO Holdings, Inc. v. W&O Construction, Inc., 759 F. App’x 359 (6th Cir. 2018)
  • Roberts v. Mars Petcare Us, Inc., No. 17-0507 (6th Cir. Sept. 22, 2017)
  • Willeford v. Klepper, 597 S.W.3d 454 (Tenn. 2020)
  • Funk v. Scripps Media, Inc., 570 S.W.3d 205 (Tenn. 2019)
  • Beard v. Branson, 528 S.W.3d 487 (Tenn. 2017)
  • 101 Construction Company v. Hammet, 603 S.W.3d 786 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2019)
  • Ash v. Ash, 2019 WL 4231922 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 6, 2019)
  • Cartee v. Morris, 2019 WL 4234936 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 6, 2019)
  • Scripps Media, Inc. v. Tenn. Dep’t of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Servs., — S.W.3d —-, 2019 WL 3854298 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 16, 2019)
  • Bush v. Commerce Union Bank, 523 S.W.3d 56 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017)
  • Commerce Union Bank, Brentwood, Tenn. v. Bush, 512 S.W.3d 217 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Eisenstein v. WTVF-TV, 2016 WL 2605752 (Tenn. Ct. App. May 3, 2016)
  • Curb Records, Inc. v. McGraw, 2012 WL 4377817 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 25, 2012)
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