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Eversheds Sutherland represents clients in appeals around the world, including the United States Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal, the Court of Appeal in London and the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. Whatever your appellate needs, we are here to assist your business.

Experienced appellate lawyers

Since 1938, when Sutherland’s founding partner Judge Elbert P Tuttle argued in the US Supreme Court to establish a Sixth Amendment right to counsel in criminal cases ( Johnson v. Zerbst , 304 US 458), our lawyers have been lead appellate counsel both in cases we have tried and in cases brought to us by other counsel after trial.

Our appellate team is distinguished by deep knowledge of a wide variety of industries and the substantive law governing them, combined with extensive experience before appellate courts. In the US, in the past five years alone, we have worked on appeals before the Supreme Court of the United States, every federal circuit and many state appellate courts.

Our lawyers also provide valuable assistance during trial court proceedings. Working closely as part of the trial team, they develop legal theories, draft complex motions and jury charges, ensure preservation of the record for appeal and handle interlocutory appeals and mandamus proceedings that arise during trial court litigation. Most are also experienced trial lawyers and all are dedicated to helping their clients win.

Our experience includes:

  • antitrust
  • bankruptcy
  • class actions
  • construction
  • education
  • employment
  • energy
  • franchising and distribution
  • insurance
  • intellectual property
  • land use
  • professional liability
  • real estate
  • securities
  • telecommunications

Learn more about the US federal and state appellate courts, including an appellate spotlight.

Contact our appellate team

If you would like any further information or need advice on appellate law, please contact our legal team.

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