Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes, & Littrell

Appellate Practice


Appellate Practice

Ohio Lawyers Proven In Appellate Practice

A law firm that claims a fierce commitment to going the full distance for its clients must have clear strengths in both trial and appellate practice. At Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell, L.L.P., these strengths are well documented. Our attorneys have represented clients in hundreds of appeals throughout Ohio, either to preserve favorable state and federal trial outcomes or to reverse unfavorable results. Dozens of our appellate cases have reached the Ohio Supreme Court and ultimately set important legal precedents.

Accomplished Attorneys For Appeals Of State And Federal Trial Verdicts And Decisions

  • An insurance carrier, business entity or individual evaluating the investment required for trial litigation should also explore counsel’s ability to appeal the decision — or to defend a favorable verdict on appeal. Key considerations in your case may include:

  • At the state level, Ohio has 12 separate district courts of appeal, each with its own local rules of procedure. We have complied with these varied requirements and filed appeals throughout these 12 appellate districts.

  • The Ohio Supreme Court accepts a limited number of appeals based upon whether they present an issue of public or great general interest. Our attorneys excel in preparing the memoranda in support of jurisdiction to maximize the likelihood of having your appeal heard by the court.

  • The Federal Rules of Procedure applied in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati are separate, distinct and also strictly enforced. Our attorneys have also distinguished themselves in this arena.

  • Effective appellate advocacy demands rigorous research into judicial precedents, the preparation of concise memorandums and merit briefs, excellence in oral argument and other specialized skills. These skills can be developed only through disciplined training and experience

At Our Firm, Effectiveness In Appellate Practice Is An INGRAINED Tradition

Many attorneys complete accomplished careers without appearing in an appellate court. Further, many successful law firms may have one appellate lawyer, whereas the lawyers in our firm have filed and defended hundreds of appeals. These capabilities extend across our numerous areas of practice, including insurance defense and plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, property and casualty insurance coverage, uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage, diverse business litigation, disputes governed by real estate law and more.