The Appellate attorneys at Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC represents a vast array of clients, ranging from corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and associations to individuals. Our attorneys are skilled in many areas of litigation, including business, commercial, real estate disputes, breach of contract, and other civil areas including domestic relations.
Proficient and tactical appellate advocacy often requires a focus far different from trial strategy. Appellate lawyers must be uniquely skilled in identifying issues for appeal appearing on the record, analyzing their viability, and framing a concise, yet persuasive, argument that will sway an appellate panel. An appellate attorney has only minutes to present a client's position at oral argument. Accordingly, it is essential that an appellate attorney possesses superior writing skills to take the fullest advantage of the opportunity for briefing.
Our highly respected Appellate attorneys at Lippitt O’Keefe have helped many clients achieve significant benefits associated with appeals. Our comprehensive appellate practice is fully integrated with our litigation practice. In our experience, this integrated practice structure provides the most well-rounded perspective on a case and enables us to provide the best service to clients. It also affords clients the flexibility to use a single litigation team for both trial and appellate work where that is advantageous, or to assemble a special appellate team when that is preferable.
Our Appellate lawyers include a former law clerk to the Michigan Supreme Court, a former pre-hearing attorney to the Michigan Court of Appeals, and former interns to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Eastern District of Michigan. The accomplished attorneys in this group routinely review and analyze cases released on appeal on a regular basis. Having appeared numerous times in the Michigan Appellate Courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, our appellate practice embraces the widest possible array of issues including breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, family law, state tort claims, and statutory claims.
Keeping costs in line, we will work closely with our clients, including in-house counsel and management, in order to plan strategy, and hold down costs. We can and will prepare appellate cost budgets and we will keep you apprised of all steps of the appellate process.