Appellate Law

Attorney in Illinois

An Appellate Law Attorney

Mark M. Wilson

When you receive an unfair ruling, your legal rights are at risk. In these cases, you need an experienced appellate lawyer on your side to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

Many law firms often overlook the importance of appellate law or do not staff attorneys versed in the matter. However, at the Wilson Law Office, LLC, you will find we are ready to fight for a fair ruling.

What is Appellate Law?

After a case has gone to court and been tried, there is still a chance the ruling can be changed. The losing party can appeal the verdict, which involves your attorney taking the case to appeals court and arguing that the case be reconsidered. This can be done at state and federal levels.

Beyond that, this subset of law focuses on correcting errors made by trial judges in the initial cases. Illinois appellate lawyers work on changing the rulings of lower court decisions. Their dedication helps contribute to the evolving understandings of the statutory laws in place.

What makes this type of practice unappealing to many attorneys is the challenge. Appealing a verdict means trying to win a case that has already been lost once before. Overturning rulings and securing successful appeals takes a lot of effort, time, and experience.

The success of an appeal is not determined simply by one outcome. An appeal could lead to anything from a reversal of a trial decision, to a change in a trial court award, or a new trial.

At the Wilson Law Office, LLC, we are not scared of a challenge—we eagerly embrace it. For Mark M. Wilson, a work injury lawyers, personal injury, social security, lawyer, the first priority is fighting for a just ruling for each client’s case. When you work with the Wilson Law Office, LLC to file an appeal, you give yourself a fighting chance at overturning an unfair ruling.


If you believe the decision of the trial court was made in error, you may find recourse in the Appellate Court. Mark M. Wilson has represented many clients before the Appellate Court and is well versed in the formalities of legal brief writing and oral argument.

Appeals are handled on an hourly basis. Additionally, the client is responsible for payment of filing fees and costs pertaining to preparation of the record on appeal.

Appellate Court cases we have handled at the Wilson Law Office, LLC include:

  • Bunting v. County of Peoria
  • Corn Belt Energy Corp. v. Lind
  • Destri v. Vandermeersch Lawn Service
  • Fenwick v. Area Wide Septic Services
  • French v. Oak State Products
  • Monterey Mushrooms v. Mendez
  • Rexroad v. City of Springfield
  • Reynolds v. Otto Baum
  • Unique Delivery Services v. Gadison

What Should an Appellate Attorney Do?

Appellate attorneys begin by looking at everything from the start of a case, and fine-tooth combing it for details. They will refresh what they know of current case laws and determine how they apply to your specific case. From there, the real appeals process begins.

Your attorney will create persuasive briefs and appeals documents based on the original case information. Then, your case will be presented to an appellate judge. The judge will decide how to proceed. With an experienced attorney, you might see a new trial or an overturned conviction.

What sets appellate law apart from other law practices is research. Research and case knowledge is necessary for all kinds of law and trial, however, building a convincing appeal is something else altogether. An attorney has to do even more thorough and detailed research when preparing for an appeal.

If there is enough reasonable doubt or evidence, nearly any case can go through an appeals process. Whether it gets approved or leads anywhere depends entirely on the case files, the trial proceedings, and the experience of your appellate lawyer. This is why finding an attorney experienced in appellate law is vital to the outcome.

Why Experience Matters

The most effective appellate lawyers are also trial lawyers. They understand how initial trials proceed and how they can affect the appeals process. Attorneys with this knowledge can complete more thorough research and build persuasive arguments.

Appellate law is all about ensuring a fair verdict. An appeal can lead to a new trial with a different jury who may see something that the original jury did not. It could also lead to an overturned conviction, depending on what the appeals process finds.

This is why attorneys well-versed in research and close study of trial documents are so important to the process. They know how to look at the details, investigate the laws, and determine if a verdict is truly fair.

This is why attorneys well-versed in research and close study of trial documents are so important to the process. They know how to look at the details, investigate the laws, and determine if a verdict is truly fair.

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