Appellate Law Strategies

Riker Danzig’s Appellate Law Strategies Group provides a full range of services in both state and federal courts. We have particular expertise in handling appeals in New Jersey. Our attorneys regularly appear before the Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Heading the group is a former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and several skilled appellate attorneys. Members of the firm collaborated in writing the leading text on appellate law practice in New Jersey: New Jersey Practice, Appellate Practice and Procedure (West Group).

Our Appellate Strategies Group grew naturally from our general litigation practice. More than half of our lawyers are full-time litigators, concentrating in commercial litigation. The group has worked with corporate counsel, other law firms, and their clients in evaluating and managing appeals. We advise on appellate law strategy and handle appeals-including writing briefs and making oral arguments. We also assist litigants and their counsel in writing briefs and preparing for oral argument. Whether defending or challenging a lower court ruling, our appellate attorneys have extensive experience representing clients before state and federal appellate courts.

Our areas of appellate law practice include:

We have argued precedent-setting decisions in cases involving employment discrimination, public utilities, environmental law, condemnation, lender liability, and creditor rights.

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On appeal, as in litigation generally, there is no substitute for knowledge, experience, and a proven record of success. If you require advice on appellate strategy, our Appellate Strategies Practice Group stands ready to assist you.