Appellate Law

Our lawyers are experienced appellate advocates in federal and state courts at all levels. We handle even the most complex, multi-issue appeals. The partners of McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun have combined experience arguing in front of the United States Supreme Court, the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Notable Appellate Cases:

  • Blueford v. Arkansas, 132 S. Ct. 2044 (U.S. 2012) (Jury's report was not a final resolution as to trigger double jeopardy)
  • Little Rock Sch. Dist. v. Arkansas, 674 F.3d 990 (8th Cir. 2012) (LRSD and Joshua application for attorney's fees on appeal)
  • Bradley v. James, 479 F.3d 536 (8th Cir. 2007)(First Amendment freedom of speech challenge to employment termination)
  • Deer/Mount Judea Sch. Dist. v. Kimbrell, 2013 Ark. 393. (Education funding litigation)
  • Fitzgiven v. Dorey, 2013 Ark. 346. (Challenge by PCSSD teacher and staff union to ADE's decision to order PCSSD to no longer recognize union)
  • Teague v. Cooper, 720 F.3d 973 (8th Cir. 2013) (School choice litigation)
  • Bloodman v. Kimbrell, 533 Fed. Appx. 678 (8th Cir. 2013) (Plaintiff attempted to assert a constitutional right to play basketball)
  • Green Party of Ark. v. Martin, 649 F.3d 675 (8th Cir. 2011) (Challenge to state's ballot access rules for recognition of political parties)
  • Forrester v. Daniels, 2010 Ark. 397. (Ballot issue challenge)
  • Morris v. Union Pacific Railroad, 373 F.3d 896 (8th Cir. 2004) (Pre-litigation spoliation claim in railroad crossing accident)

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