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Civil Appeals Attorney in St. Louis

Civil Appeals Attorney - St. Louis Law Firm

If you were not satisfied with the outcome of a recent civil case in which you were involved, filing a civil appeal may be one of the options available to you. However, because civil appeals typically involve a complex process requiring a lot of legal research and writing, when filing an appeal for any civil case, it is important to work with an experienced civil appeals attorney who can expertly review and handle your case. This will help to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Mr. Jacobs is an experienced civil appeals attorney serving the St. Louis area. Mr. Jacobs has experience working with clients on all types of legal cases and appeals.

To learn more about any of the types of cases for which we can lead civil appeals or to have Mr. Jacobs review your case, please contact our law firm today online, by mail, or by phone at (314) 942-7999.

Requirements for Representation from our St. Louis Civil Appeals Attorney

If you would like to work with our St. Louis law firm to file an appeal for any civil case, contact us today. We look forward to representing you and helping you obtain proper resolution of your case. Our requirements for representing you in your civil appeals case vary depending on the nature of your matter, so please contact our office to learn more.

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What Are Civil Appeals?

St. Louis Civil Appeals Attorney in Missouri & Illinois

After a disposition is reached in any civil case, either side may appeal the verdict if they were unsatisfied with the outcome. However, civil appeals are not just another chance at a trial. Civil appeals are used to ensure that each case received a fair and just trial. Therefore, when filing civil appeals, the goal is to prove that the trial court or administrative agency made a legal error that affected the decision in a case, if appropriate. This is done by presenting a detailed report of the case to the appellant judges.

In most civil appeals, the appellate court will look at two things:

  1. Whether a LEGAL mistake was made in the trial court
  2. Whether this mistake changed the judgment of the case

An appeal is generally NOT:

  • A new trial with witnesses and a jury
  • A chance to go to court and present your case over again in front of a different judge
  • A chance to present new evidence or a new witness

The entire civil appeals process is actually very different from a trial. During civil appeals, no new evidence is presented and no new testimony heard, except in very rare circumstances. Most of the civil appeal process is conducted on paper through a series of reports that your lawyer will prepare and present to the appellate panel. Because there are certain legal time limits and restrictions on filing civil appeals, it is important to contact a civil appeals attorney as soon as possible after your initial judgment is presented.

Learn More About the Civil Appeals Process

To learn more about how the civil appeals process works and to have your case reviewed by Mr. Jacobs to determine whether filing a civil appeal is the best course of action to take, contact our law firm today!