Appellate Group

Whether you are seeking to reverse an adverse judgment, or to defend a favorable judgment, Fishman Haygood’s appellate lawyers understand that the most important ruling in your case will be the last one.

We handle appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation across many subject matters, in review of administrative proceedings, and, as part of our pro bono commitment, in immigration and post-conviction proceedings. The appellate practice at Fishman Haygood is not limited to representation before the appellate courts, but also includes advising clients and their trial counsel on litigation issues to ensure proper preservation of appellate issues at the trial court.

Our lawyers have an active appellate practice in both the state and federal appeals courts, and are constantly monitoring ongoing developments in appellate jurisprudence, including through the Take the Fifth blog, through which Tad Bartlett coordinates the near-daily publication of summaries and statistics from all decisions from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Fishman Haygood’s attorneys include many former judicial clerks from the Federal Courts of Appeals, with attorneys who have clerked for Hon. John Minor Wisdom, Hon. Jerry Smith, Hon. John Duhé, Hon. James Dennis, and Hon. Edith Clement; as well as attorneys who were judicial clerks on a number of other courts, bringing that experience to the appellate team. In addition to extensive practice at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the attorneys at Fishman Haygood have practiced at the U.S. Supreme Court and at the U.S. Second, Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals; as well as at the Louisiana Supreme Court and all Louisiana intermediate appellate courts.

Because every appellate need is unique, Fishman Haygood’s attorneys welcome the opportunity to engage in this representation in a variety of fee contexts, including hourly, various flat-fee arrangements, and contingency-fee arrangements.

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