Appellate law differs from other types of litigation as the record is restricted to what was already presented at trial. When an appellant lawyer engages in an appeal interstate or federal , he or she is asking a higher court to review a decision of a lower trial court. An appeals attorney must be well-versed in the appellate practices in the state or federal district in which a client's case was tried because each state may exhibit subtle differences in appeals law.

As it is sometimes necessary to engage the services of an appellate lawyer after a decision is rendered in a child custody, support cases, criminal or civil trial, Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC can serve as appellate attorneys in cases of family law, divorce, and several additional aspects of appellate law such as corporate or business appeals.

Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC represents clients ranging from corporations, partnerships, and trade associations to individuals. We are skilled in many areas of litigation, including family and divorce, corporate, finance, intellectual property, commercial, business and real estate disputes, and products liability actions. It is in a client's interest to have experienced appellate counsel involved at various stages in the process, including initial evaluation and dispositive motion practice. We help clients achieve significant benefits associated with appeals.

Adhering to the specific rules regarding civil litigation as it applies to the appellate court requires a strong body of knowledge of state procedures and practices and with over forty five years of experience, Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC can provide expert aid for the decisions of  the appellate court.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court in New Jersey decides upwards of 7,500 motions and 7,000 appeals each year, though some appeals are identified by the Civil Appeals Settlement Program (CASP) as appeals that could undergo settlement. Experienced in both civil appeal and criminal appellate cases, Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC can provide expert counsel as appeal lawyers as the appellate process applies to the conclusion of a lawsuit or a post judgment.

Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC, handles appeals in both the State Federal Courts. We have been admitted to United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Wisconsin and are admitted to the Federal Appeals Courts of the following states: New Jersey, New York, District of Colombia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Vermont, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginian Islands, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, District of Guam, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, and the United States Supreme Court.

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