Why Handling Your Appeal Alone is Risky

It is not uncommon to determine that you no longer wish to work with your trial attorney when it’s time to file an appeal — even if you believe that your attorney did the best job possible to represent your interests.  However, considering the highly complicated nature of Shreveport appellate law, it is generally in your best interest to be represented by an attorney in an appeal. [Read more...]

Should My Appellate Lawyer Be A Separate Attorney?

When you’ve already gone through trial and been unsuccessful for one reason or another, it’s not easy to determine whether you want to appeal and, if so, whether you want to the same legal counsel or a fresh start. Even when you have won at the trial, the opposing party may appeal which requires you to have counsel to fight for the judgment to be affirmed. While your existing attorney likely is very knowledgeable about your case and has all the details already, there are vast differences in trial skills and drafting persuasive appeal briefs. There are many cases where it’s in your best interests to retain a new or additional Louisiana lawyer for your appellate case.

For attorneys, the details can mean everything to the outcome of a case. [Read more...]