Michigan appeal process
The Michigan appeal process is a very specialized, complicated process that demands appellate expertise on the part of the attorney. It involves extensive research and written and oral arguments, and can often take a year or more. Anthony Della Pelle is an aggressive appeal lawyer. He has experience seeking relief through the appellate courts whenever there is a possibility that it will result in a reversal, retrial or a more advantageous judgment or sentence for his clients.
Few events are more disheartening than an unfavorable judgment in a trial court. The period that follows can be a time of intense frustration, particularly when the stakes are high and the results represent a miscarriage of justice or an error by the trial judge. Fortunately, the trial court’s ruling is not always the final word.
Attorney Anthony Della Pelle is an appeal lawyer who has written over 100 appellate briefs. He is an appeal lawyer that has prepared appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been sought out by attorneys in Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb county to prepare appellate briefs for their clients in civil appeals, family law and criminal appeals.
In almost all cases where a matter has gone to trial and the judge or jury has rendered a verdict either party may appeal the decision to the next superior court as a matter of right. Which means that as long as you observe the filing requirements and deadlines – the appellate court must hear the appeal of your case.
If your case was in a District Court – your appeal would be to the County Circuit Court. If you went to trial in the Circuit Court – your appeal is to the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Appellate practice is time consuming and the procedural and deadline limitations are exacting and must be strictly observed in order to have an opportunity for appellate relief.