APPEALS

If you've been convicted in any circuit court in Hampton Roads, you may still have options available. We're in the rare group of attorneys who have extensive appeals experience.

Experience

Not many attorneys have appeals experience. With our background as public defenders, we've handled more criminal appeals than nearly anyone in the area over the past 15 years.

Issue Identification

The first step in any appeal is to go through the court record and all transcripts with a fine toothed comb to identify all possible issues that can be attacked on appeal.

Quality Writing

We take pride in the high quality of our appeals product. We're happy to provide samples of our many appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court for your review.  

Criminal attorneys with with trial experience are rare. Criminal attorneys with appeals experience are even rarer. We have extensive experience at all levels of state appeals courts. In fact, we have argued over 75 times before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Appeals practice is extremely complicated and full of landmines that can get your appeal dismissed before it is even considered by a judge. In a state where the rate of granted criminal petitions in the Court of Appeals is only about 10%, we're proud to say that we have had a success rate over three times the average.  If you or a loved one has already been convicted, we can help you determine what options are available.