Milling attorneys’ experience in appellate practice is a long-standing aspect of our litigation strength and depth. We are often asked to handle cases on appeal in both appellate courts and administrative agencies at the state and federal levels. Not only do we handle appeals of cases in which we were involved at the trial court level, but we also assist trial counsel from other law firms and clients in navigating the appeal process in cases where we were not involved in the lower court.
Whether pursuing an appeal or opposing or answering an appeal, appellate practice and procedure are complicated and it is essential for litigants to have a skilled appellate attorney to help navigate the process. Milling’s appellate attorneys have an understanding of the key appellate law concepts such as standards of review and preservation of error, as well as being experienced in appellate advocacy both in appellate brief writing and at oral argument. In addition, Milling attorneys are well versed in creating a record in the trial court to allow for a later, successful appeal.
Our law firm has several experienced appellate lawyers on its appellate team and regularly serves as appellate counsel in state court and federal court. We handle state appellate work before all five of the Courts of Appeals of Louisiana as well as the Supreme Court of Louisiana. These efforts include formal appeals as of right as well as Louisiana’s unique interlocutory appeal procedure involving applications for supervisory writs, writs of review, writs of certiorari and writs of mandamus.
We also have handled many appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and have participated in briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court, where several of our attorneys are licensed to practice. Milling attorneys also have specialized knowledge of appellate rules of procedure including the local rules for individual courts.
We represent many different types of clients in a large variety of civil appellate matters. These have included appellate issues related to personal injury and death claims, constitutional issues (both federal and state), business or contractual disputes, trusts and estates, real estate or immovable property issues, insurance coverage matters, admiralty and maritime matters, evidentiary issues including the admissibility of expert testimony, and professional liability defense matters. We also are available to provide local counsel in appellate matters and to represent non-parties who desire to participate in an appeal in an amicus capacity.
At Milling, we stand ready to assist trial lawyers in pursuing or opposing appeals. Based on our history, we are positioned to assist litigants, both our own clients and those represented by other counsel, at the trial level through the final stages of appeal.
Our appellate practice group includes highly accomplished attorneys with AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest standard based on peer ratings signifying professional excellence in legal knowledge.
Let us help you. Please feel free to Contact us today or request an appointment to speak to any of our Appellate Practice team members at 985-292-2000 or email any of the individual Appellate Practice team members: