Appellate Advocacy

Protecting our clients’ litigation goals includes assisting you beyond trial and, if necessary, representing you in appellate proceedings. The key to Appellate Advocacy is a meticulous and objective understanding of the substantive law and complex web of appellate procedure. A careful selection of the proper issues for appeal is critical and the art of writing persuasive briefs is often the difference between success or failure.

The appellate experience of ELB’s lawyers allows us to (1) identify and avoid errors in prosecuting cases at trial, (2) support favorable trial court judgments if attacked on appeal, and (3) where appropriate, successfully overturn unfavorable judgements impacted by error. Our senior litigators, Robert D. Edinger, Ryan Leonard and Kenneth H. Blakley, have successfully prosecuted appeals for clients before the Oklahoma appellate courts, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

We know that litigation does not always end after trial. We are prepared to protect your rights through trial with an eye toward any potential appeal and, importantly, help you successfully navigate any appeal to a just conclusion.