Civil appellate work is extremely broad. It covers not only
appeals from the district court, but also appeals from municipal courts,
administrative courts and other administrative bodies.
APPEAL FROM MUNICIPAL COURTS, ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS AND PANELS
Any lower court may be challenged in the district court by filing a
petition within 30 days of the date of the mailing of the
judgment as shown on the certificate of mailing. These actions
include appeal from DPS administrative hearings which result in the
appellate losing their driving privilege following an arrest for DUI,
appeal from Workers Compensation Court, appeals from DHS Child Support
Court. In these appeals, the courts give no deference to the
factual or legal findings of the administrative panel.
Contact John Dunn to discuss your appeal.
APPEAL FROM DISTRICT COURT
Appellate must file a Petition in Error with the Supreme Court within
30 days of the entry of judgment. The Court then sets the
schedule for the preparation of the record and filing of the Appellant's
Brief in Chief and the Appellee's Response Brief.
As discussed on the Appellate Practices
section, normally no new facts are introduced in this appeal. In
this appeal, the appellate court gives deference to factual issues
determined by the trial court, but gives no deference to the application
of law to those facts.
You need a talented and skilled appellate lawyer who can review the
case, identify all of the issues that need to be reviewed on appeal, and
effectively present those issues to the appellate court.
Contact John Dunn to discuss your case.