West Virginia Appeals Lawyers
McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C., (“MHMV”) has a long and proud tradition of excellence in appellate practice, with notable successes in landmark decisions in West Virginia jurisprudence legal history. The firm’s appellate practice group has argued before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and has been on brief to the United States Supreme Court in all West Virginia Federal District Courts, West Virginia Circuit Courts, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Our attorneys have also filed amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs to support positions important to our clients in jurisdictions other than West Virginia, including jurisdictions such as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Our appellate practice group has handled a broad array of cases including professional malpractice, complex family law, oil and gas litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage matters, white collar criminal defense, trial practice errors and complex real estate disputes. The appellate practice group is made up of former law clerks for many West Virginia courts. This allows an inherent understanding of the judicial decision making process. Combined, our appellate practice group has approximately fifty reported decisions. Each decision is significant to West Virginia jurisprudence and many have established new law in West Virginia.
Appellate advocacy demands a unique blend of experience and knowledge. There are times when even great trial lawyers may not fully appreciate the appellate issues, which could determine a successful outcome in the event an appeal is required. Our appellate attorneys at MHMV are adept at taking the “cold record” from previous counsel and handling a matter through the appellate process. Because the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals does not provide full appellate review of all decisions that are appealed, our attorneys have developed the necessary skills to carefully craft arguments for the maximum possibility of full appellate review based on their vast experience and keen understanding of current and historical decisions by the Court. Members of our appellate practice group are included in such prestigious groups as the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”).
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