At every level of the Federal and State appellate systems, Brunini’s lawyers have successfully represented their clients in complex appeals. We have represented a broad array of clients in cases on appeal following the firm’s representation of those clients at the trial level, and we also have been retained to serve as appellate counsel in cases that were handled at trial by other attorneys. From product liability, intellectual property and commercial disputes to mass tort, personal injury and constitutional issues, our appellate lawyers have an exceptional depth and breadth of experience upon which to draw in guiding our clients through the appellate process. Additionally, as a result of our broad appellate practice and successful track record, the firm is regularly engaged by industry trade associations to draft amicus curiae briefs in significant cases, including complex product liability and mass/toxic tort cases. Indeed, in 2012, Brunini was selected as the Benchmark Appellate Law Firm for the South, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Brunini counts among its lawyers former law clerks to Justices and Judges of the Mississippi Supreme Court and Mississippi Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. As a result of these experiences, our appellate lawyers have a unique understanding of both the inner-workings of the State and Federal appellate systems, as well as the process by which appellate judges decide cases.
Brunini’s appellate lawyers can provide guidance regarding each of the following:
- How to preserve the trial record for appeal
- Whether to pursue immediate appellate review of interlocutory orders via interlocutory appeal or writ of mandamus
- Drafting petitions for interlocutory appeal, writs of mandamus and petitions for certiorari
- State or Federal appellate jurisdiction and procedures
- Drafting appellate briefs and conducting oral arguments
- Identifying amicus curiae opportunities and drafting amicus briefs