Federal Appeals & Appellate Law

At The Federal Practice Group, headquartered in Washington, D.C., our appellate practice attorneys understand the delicacy involved in the federal appeals processes, including in matters before various federal administrative appellate forums, the United States courts of appeal, or circuit courts, and the United States Supreme Court, where we have seasoned attorneys admitted to practice and who have filed petitions for certiorari. Nearly every legal decision carries with it the possibility of an appeal. Our appellate practice attorneys are skilled litigators who bring to the table a keen ability to identify issues and zealously advocate on your behalf if you find yourself needing to appeal a decision from a federal agency or lower federal court.

The Federal Practice Group’s  appellate attorneys work tirelessly to ensure all aspects of your case and the decision that needs to be appealed are thoroughly analyzed. Our team then implements extreme precision to carefully draft appellate briefs that educate the court or administrative body about why the lower court or agency decision should be overturned or affirmed. If granted the opportunity for oral argument, our attorneys are experienced in making concise and persuasive presentations to illustrate why appellate court intervention is necessary or improper, depending on the circumstances.

Our experienced appellate attorneys will utilize their background knowledge in their specialized legal practice areas, including federal employment law, military law, immigration law, government contracts law, and criminal law, to prepare you for the appellate process and advocate for your interests whether you are appealing a civil matter, a final agency decision (including in federal employment law matters), a military court-martial conviction, the denial of a request to correct military records, immigration court decision, or defending a favorable lower court decision being appealed by the government or a private party.

The attorneys at The Federal Practice Group have successfully represented appellate clients challenging decisions of before these various appellate courts and forums:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Federal Operations
  • U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Additionally, our attorneys are readily able to be admitted to practice before other appellate courts or bodies if required by your matter.

The attorneys at The Federal Practice Group can also help you assess whether it makes sense for you, in your particular circumstance to appeal. It can often be disheartening after potentially years of litigation to find yourself having to consider continuing on with your battle or moving on, and the appellate practice team at The Federal Practice Group understand that this can be a difficult decision to make, and can assist you in weighing the various factors that go into your decision.

For a consultation with an appellate attorney, contact The Federal Practice Group today.