Illinois Appeal Attorneys
The Illinois appeals lawyers at our firm are qualified to cover a diverse area of federal and state appeals. We can handle complex commercial and business appeals from Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin and Cicero among other cities. Our Illinois appeal attorneys at Brownstone are able to focus their entire practice on federal and state court appellate litigation. Set up your consultation with our Illinois appeal attorneys by calling (312) 906-7855 for a free consultation.
Our team of appellate lawyers in Illinois is composed of lawyers in the field who have extensive qualifications when it comes to handling civil, criminal and post-conviction appeals. Throughout the years of representing and winning appeals cases, they have earned the reputation of being well prepared appellate lawyers based on the positive feedback from their valued clients. All relevant interests and issues are presented, defended and argued for the overturning of the lower court decision or for obtaining post-conviction relief.
Appellate Litigation Attorneys in Illinois
The federal lawyers at our firm may handle appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal for the United States and U.S. Supreme Court. Clients from across Illinois can seek out our firm for federal civil appeals.
Pleading guilty or no contest does not mean you do not have a chance to file a federal appeal. Appeals in Chicago, Illinois may be allowed for orders suppressing evidence, orders dismissing charges before trial, orders on motions to dismiss, finding of incompetency or insanity, discharge under speedy trial rule, discharge under habeas corpus, judgment of acquittal, cross appeals, arrest of judgment, downward departures and restitution orders. Even after a trial, the state and prosecutor can appeal federal orders granting a new trial or a judgment of acquittal after a guilty verdict.
The firm shares a unique commitment to federal appellate litigation. Clients from across the nation can seek the counsel of our firm to argue important cases in federal court. We can argue precedent-setting cases; cases that matter; case where our clients need to obtain results. We have former law clerks, former prosecutors, and members of the Order of Coif that have handled hundreds of criminal and civil appeals. The lawyers in our firm may also handle federal appeals in Chicago. They will ensure that your appeal is fast-tracked, well planned and executed in order to increase your chances of winning the case. If you live in Illinois, Brownstone Law is here to have your appeal reviewed.
Filing an Illinois Appeal
The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days of the judgment or order you wish to appeal. It is your formal notice to the court that you are appealing the trial court’s decision. The settled statement is a formal written summary of the proceedings and evidence in the trial court. Statement must contain your grounds for appeal and is designed to assist the appellate judges in reviewing your case. You are required to file a settled statement; the use of a transcript is optional. If you choose to use a transcript, you are responsible for arranging, and paying for its preparation. Contact Brownstone’s Illinois appeal attorneys to schedule your free initial consultation.
Recent Blog Posts for Illinois Appeal Cases
News and Publications: Illinois Appeals
Ann Bogie v. Joan Rivers
October 15th, 2012
Case No. 12-1923
Robert Sirianni, Jr.
Ann Bogie sues Joan Rivers, the famous TV personality for invasion of privacy. Read more about this Illinois federal Appeal by clicking here. Ann Bogie v. Joan Rivers – Illinois Federal Appeal
People v. Darren Denson
November 30, 2014
Case No. 2014-IL-116231
On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court erred in (1) admitting the coconspirator statements that were the subject of the State’s motion in limine, and (2) allowing the State to elicit a prior consistent statement from one of its witnesses. With respect to defendant’s first argument, the appellate court held that defendant forfeited review of this issue both because he (1) failed to file a motion in limine of his own to exclude those statements; and (2) failed to raise a contemporaneous objection when the State introduced those statements at trial. Read more about this Illinois Criminal Appeal by clicking here. Illinois Criminal Appeal – People v. Darren Denson
People v. Illinois Commerce Commission
November 20, 2014
Case No. 2014-IL-116642
At issue in this appeal is whether the appellate court erred when it dismissed the State’s petition for direct review of an order by the Illinois Commerce Commission on the grounds that the State’s notice of appeal was untimely and therefore insufficient to invoke the appellate court’s jurisdiction.
Read more about this Illinois Civil Appeal by clicking here. Illinois Civil Appeal – Lisa Madigan v. Illinois Commerce Commission
Courts of Appeal in Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois