What is an Appellate Lawyer?

What Does an Appeal Lawyer Do and What is an Appellate Lawyer?   Appeal lawyers take cases from lower trial courts, such as criminal courts or civil courts, and appeal or challenge those cases in higher courts such as a Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.   Appeals take place in both state courts and federal […]

Colton Pitonya Appeal Dismissed for Jennifer Cave’s Murder

In 2007, a Texan man named Colton Pitonyak went to trial for the murder of a young woman named Jennifer Cave. Cave was murdered in 2005 allegedly in the West Campus apartment of Pitonyak. After her murder, Jennifer Caves body was dismembered. Currently, Pitonyak is serving a 55 year sentence for Caves murder. On Wednesday, […]

Federal Appeals Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Appellate Process for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals A federal criminal conviction in the federal courts of Pennsylvania is a daunting judgment. The life and freedom of the convicted will change drastically. A person convicted of a federal criminal act will face challenges unknown to them prior to conviction and lose even the […]

Veronica Perez Law Suit Against Elkis Hermida

S.M. v Los Angeles Unified School District Appeal Courts have long held that school teachers and their supervisors are responsible for the children in their care. This concept has become such a commonly referenced ideal that it even has its own terminology: in loco parentis. The underlying principle, as the courts have reasoned, is that during […]

Social Media Evidence Admitted into Court for Appeal

A Social Media Appeal: Admission of Social Media Post As Evidence Since its inception social media has created quite a conundrum in courtrooms across the country. Interactions between people involved in a legal proceeding are governed, as other aspects are, by the rules of evidence. These rules, while often ambiguous and open to interpretation, set […]

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