Carr Law Office, LLC is frequently retained to challenge an adverse ruling on appeal or to preserve a favorable ruling from a lower court. We understand that appellate courts function differently from trial courts and that success at the appellate level requires knowledge and skill different from that needed in trial courts.
Appellate courts review decisions of the trial courts for legal correctness. Unlike in trial courts, no witnesses testify in the appellate courts and generally no new evidence is admitted. There are no juries, and the case is generally decided by a panel of judges. Appellate courts decide cases based on the written record of what happened in the trial court, including the trial transcript, the written briefs submitted by the lawyers, and oral argument of the case by the lawyers.