Metcalfe & Atkinson, LLC knows that a case is not over until it is over, which in many instances means after an appeal. The appellate phase of a case is just as important as the trial. Winning your case on appeal requires insightful analysis, thorough research, persuasive writing and articulate oral argument. At Metcalfe & Atkinson, LLC we strive to deliver all of these. Whether we tried the case in trial court or are retained to handle your appeal thereafter, our firm has the skills and resources to handle the appellate phase of any case.
Our attorneys have successfully argued cases in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Metcalfe & Atkinson, LLC has the knowledge and experience to analyze in each case those issues that may need to be raised in an appeal, and more importantly, to determine which of those may be important to highlight for the Court. Our attorneys have successfully argued cases in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Our team has experience clerking on the appellate court, and therefore has valuable insight into the appellate process.
Because most appeals are decided “on the briefs” before any hearing is held, a well-written appellate brief can make all the difference. We work hard to ensure that our briefs are well-written, persuasive, logical, and well-supported by the law. We believe the quality of our written work sets us apart from other firms.
For those cases that do make it to a hearing, powerful oral argument is the final key to success. We know thorough preparation leads to excellent presentation. Our lawyers are prepared appellate advocates with experience before state and federal appeals courts.