Civil Appeals

Civil Appeals

The appellate attorneys at Patterson Harkavy have decades of experience successfully litigating civil appeals in state and federal court. We are often retained by other attorneys as co-counsel to ensure that their clients’ rights are protected on appeal. We also regularly partner with state and national organizations in the preparation of amicus briefs addressing some of the most important issues in civil rights and employment law.

With offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina, our appellate attorneys have achieved notable results across the state. Contact us toll-free at 1 (800) 458-2541 to see if we can help.

Expertise in Civil Appeals

The rules surrounding appeals are complicated, and the timelines involved can sometimes be short. When a trial court enters an unfavorable ruling, or an unhappy party appeals a just decision, even the best trial counsel may not have the knowledge or experience to take these matters up on appeal. Our appellate attorneys have a thorough understanding of the appellate procedures and extensive experience handling all types of appeals in civil cases. Attorney Christopher Brook served as judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 2019 to 2020 and now brings his judicial experience to clients’ appeals. We can help you or your client through the appeals process, ensuring that your strongest legal arguments are presented to the courts.

In recent years, we have been retained by trial attorneys to assist on appeals in a wide array of practices areas, including wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage disputes. We are often able to obtain clear victories from the appellate courts that result in an expedient resolution of the underlying dispute.

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Appeals in Employment, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury Cases

Our attorneys are especially experienced in defending the rights of workers and injured people in North Carolina’s appellate courts. Our work within the state and federal court systems have resulted in published opinions that have changed the landscape of employee’s rights in North Carolina. Our attorneys have been behind many of the seminal appellate cases defining the scope of workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina. And our attorneys have successfully handled numerous appeals involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil rights.

Make an Impact: Protect Your Rights

If you or your client have received an unfavorable ruling from a trial court, or are facing an appeal by a dissatisfied defendant, you have the right to put your strongest arguments forward on appeal. Patterson Harkavy’s appellate attorneys have decades of experience advocating on our clients’ behalf before higher courts in North Carolina’s state and federal courts. We can assist you or your client in perfecting the appeal, preparing the record, writing the briefs, and oral argument. Contact us today to discuss your case and the issues you may be facing on appeal, to see if we can help.