Put Our Skill And Precision To The Test When Filing An Appeal

When a judge errs in a court decision, it’s often necessary to file an appeal with a higher court to seek proper justice. Unlike the initial process, however, filing an appeal requires incredible tact and skill when writing a brief. What you say can mean everything, which makes appellate work a subtle art in addition to being a necessity for justice.

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 and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. We can help you seek the justice you deserve.

Our Experience Makes Us Effective Advocates

Because of our experience working within the government, we fully understand the legal system and what makes an effective argument. We’ve secured many successful verdicts on appeal, including these 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 (8 th 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) (Prelitigation spoliation claim in railroad crossing accident)

To review some of our other significant cases and past successes, reach out to us or continue to browse our site.

Learn More About Our Appellate Practice

A good appellate brief will take into account every angle and all applicable laws and cases to ensure that it is sound and can stand up to the scrutiny of a judge in a higher court. When we file an appeal, we leave nothing to doubt and will fight for a favorable outcome.

Call 501-588-2104 to reach McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun‘s Little Rock, Arkansas, law office to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled lawyers. You can also reach us via email by completing our online contact form.