When experience really matters, rely on Lightfoot's dedicated appellate counsel.
When it comes to providing effective appellate counsel, experience matters. Lightfoot's lawyers have argued appeals in courts across the country — resulting in hundreds of published opinions. This includes, among others:
- The reversal of a $3.5 billion jury award against Exxon-Mobil
- The reversal of a $122 million jury verdict against General Motors
- The decertification of a class action against PricewaterhouseCoopers
- The reversal of a $78.4 million jury verdict against Sandoz
Members of the Appellate practice group provide clients with the full range of appellate services, from interlocutory issues arising during pretrial proceedings to all post-trial activities. We are regularly retained as separate appellate counsel to assist trial counsel in protecting the appellate record during trial and to take primary responsibility for the matter during the post-trial and appeal processes. When we take this role, trial counsel often utilize our experience by asking us to take primary responsibility for key evidentiary issues at trial and to provide counsel on preserving key issues for appeal. In addition, we are often asked to prepare amicus curiae — “friend of the court” — briefs on behalf of industry groups, educational institutions and governments.