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Appellate Practice

The skill set of the appellate lawyer is different from the skill set of the trial lawyer. In handling and appeal, the key is focus. Irrelevancies and side-disputes that are common in the trial courts do nothing but detract from the force of the central narrative of the appeal. Focus takes time and planning. It is easy to argue everything, but hard to argue the right thing.

Knowledgeable Counsel

Amer Cunningham Co. L.P.A. has considerable experience appellate advocacy, having appeared before every level of appellate court in the nation, including the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Courts, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio District Courts of Appeal, and even some state appellate courts outside of Ohio. Through experience developed in hundreds of briefs and oral arguments, Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. has represented its clients well both in prosecuting and defending appeals.

In 2010, Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. attorney Thomas R. Houlihan was designated as a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, after his accomplishments and credentials were examined and he passed additional examination. Mr. Houlihan is a frequent speaker on appellate law topics and continuing education courses for attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate brief writing and oral argument
  • Prosecution of extraordinary writs and original actions in the courts of appeal
  • Trial court motion practice support and assistance
  • In-trial support for assuring that the record is clear on appeal
  • Evaluation of potential final, appealable orders
  • Amicus curiae representation

Jack Morrison, Jr., Thomas M. Saxer, and Thomas R. Houlihan are available for consultation in the above practice areas and other appellate matters. They can be reached by calling 330/762-2411 or via e-mail at Jmorrison@amer-law.com, Tsaxer@amer-law.com or Houlihan@amer-law.com.

Ohio Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Case No. 2013-0465
State ex rel. City of Munroe Falls, et al. v. Beck Energy Corporation, et al.

Case No. 2012-1242
State of Ohio v. Matthew Kareski

Case No. 2012-2134
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron v. Seth Niles Cromer

Download Written Briefs:

Sample Ohio Supreme Court Brief
Sample U.S. Supreme Court Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Sample Sixth Circuit Brief

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