Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
The firm has an active practice in a variety of appellate courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and other appellate courts throughout the region. While much of this appellate work is an extension of our trial practice, our lawyers have also been specially retained to pursue appeals from adverse verdicts in high-profile cases. The firm is regularly asked to prepare and file amicus curiae briefs in support of important public policy positions endorsed by various industry and professional associations. Our lawyers have handled appeals on issues including federal preemption, punitive damages, informed consent, statutes of limitations and repose, the insufficiency and admissibility of expert testimony, the standard for establishing medical causation, the scope of the peer review privilege, the protection of trade secrets and other proprietary information, and the admissibility of a variety of evidence.