State and Federal Appeals

The results of a trial, or of a hearing on a motion made before trial, are not always favorable – or even correct. When an error or serious injustice appears to have occurred, the affected party may choose to appeal the decision to the next highest state or federal court.

Although not all pretrial, civil, or criminal trial court decisions provide grounds for an appeal, many do. This important form of relief allows parties to seek review from higher courts in order to correct errors and ensure that a proper result is reached.

If you are seeking an appeal or facing an adversary who has decided to appeal, the attorneys at Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Isley can provide the benefit of their extensive appellate background. We also accept referrals from trial attorneys whose clients seek the help of an experienced appellate lawyer in North Carolina.

Matters We Handle

Our attorneys have argued and briefed matters in a number of state and federal appellate courts, including the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In addition, we have briefed cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Matters we have handled on appeal in these courts include:

  • Complex business disputes
  • Estate and real property litigation
  • Serious personal injury cases
  • Administrative appeals
  • Constitutional and civil rights issues
  • State and federal felonies, including death penalty cases
  • Defamation cases

In addition to working with individuals and companies that contact our office, our firm also accepts and appreciates referrals from other attorneys to appeal or to defend appeals of trial verdicts or appropriate pretrial matters.

Contact Our North Carolina Appellate Lawyers Today

The attorneys at Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Isley work together to maintain an active and diverse appellate practice. We believe that the right and access to appeal is one of the strongest measures to defend justice that the U.S. legal system affords, and we strive to ensure that each client we represent receives a full and fair hearing at every stage of the appellate process.

We are also dedicated to ensuring that matters remain confidential and that we coordinate to ensure discretion if an issue is likely to pique the attention of the media.

If you are considering an appeal, facing an appeal by another party, or seeking an experienced lawyer to whom you can refer a matter, contact our office today.