Why do I need an appellate attorney? Can’t my trial attorney pursue an appeal if needed?

April 21, 2017  

Appeals have different procedural rules than trials and often require a different skill set. While some trial attorneys do have appellate experience, others do not and risk falling prey to some common appellate pitfalls. One of those pitfalls is failing to ensure that the appellate record is complete, as an argument cannot be made to the Court of Appeals that is based on a matter not contained in the Record. This analysis must be made early on in the appeal. At Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA, we are able to handle appeals on our own, but are also happy to co-counsel with other attorneys who may want an experienced appellate attorney on their team for a particular case.