As an extension of our litigation practice, the Roberts & Stevens’ Appellate Law group is devoted to serving clients that we represent at the trial level. Also, a significant portion of our appellate practice includes handling appeals when we were not counsel of record in the trial court. Our experience includes representing appellants (those who disagreed with the trial court’s decision) and appellees (the party that prevailed in the trial court, but must defend that outcome on appeal).
We practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina Appellate Courts, and the Cherokee Supreme Court. Our attorneys have represented and won cases before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in areas such as jury selection, claims against a hospital under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, and claims against police officers under Section 1983. We have also handled appeals before the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in areas such as real property, gross negligence against a police officer, and expert witness fees.
Our appellate litigators understand the decision making process of appellate judges and possess the skills of oral advocacy that resonate with those judges. We also have the necessary attention to detail, knowledge of the Rules of Appellate Procedure, and strong research and writing skills, which enhance the opportunity for success at the appellate level. Included among our appellate litigators are two former appellate law clerks.