CVDL offers first-rate appellate expertise to its clients and provides consulting to other firms seeking assistance in pursuing traditional appeals in state and federal court, as well as requests for extraordinary writs and discretionary review.
Our appellate practitioners also provide strategic consultation to trial teams while their cases are pending before a trial court in order to help eliminate the need for an appeal, or to ensure that the record before, during, and after trial is best positioned for an appeal in the event of an adverse ruling.
We have particular expertise in complex state governmental litigation and in addressing state and federal constitutional issues. Our appellate practice spans the range of our firm’s practice areas, including class actions, business litigation, banking, employment, and probate and trust issues.
Our clients have included state governmental entities, Fortune 500 companies, banks, professionals, large and small businesses, and individuals.
We are recognized by our peers and the judiciary for having particularly strong analytical and advocacy skills. Collectively, our attorneys have been involved with more than 300 appeals and other appellate matters in various state and federal courts.
Our attorneys have served as officers in organizations such as the Eighth Circuit Bar Association and have presented CLEs on appellate issues.