Appellate Practice

Appellate practice is not the same as representation in a trial court. Winning a trial judgment depends upon a lawyer's ability to strategically position a case and present a convincing oral argument. Success in an appeals court, however, is based upon an appellate attorney's ability to review trial records, research case law, and draft written briefs in order to persuade appellate courts to overturn lower court decisions or change the interpretation of statutory law. Our Brentwood appellate lawyers are prepared to handle these cases.

Call (615) 490-6020 today for an initial evaluation regarding your case!

Cole Law Group Is Here To Help You

The appeals process is complex, highly technical, and time intensive, and an appellate attorney who excels at such a process can have an invaluable impact on the outcome of your appeal. Whether you lost your case and want to appeal, or won your case and must fight an appeal, we are ready to help. Attorneys Todd Cole and Shea Hasenauer, both of whom have impressive academic backgrounds, head our appellate practice.

Mr. Hasenauer received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations where he earned Dean's List honors for every semester he was in attendance. He then entered the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, and achieved recognition as Salutatorian of his class. He has a comprehensive understanding of substantive and procedural law and an ability to craft legal arguments with clarity and brevity.

Mr. Cole earned a B.A. from Brown University, an M.B.A. from Emory University, a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, and a certificate in International Business Studies from the University of Copenhagen. He had a decade long career in business and technology prior to founding Cole Law Group. He focuses on a broad range of complex legal matters, and his critical thinking and written communication skills enable him to zero in on relative arguments and draft persuasive briefs.

Members of the appellate team contribute their insights relevant to their specific knowledge and areas of focus. Our appellate attorneys accept the appeals of cases originally tried by Cole Law Group attorneys as well as cases tried outside the firm.

Together we represent clients in the following types of cases:

  • Civil appeals in state and federal courts
  • Appeals of decisions by administrative agencies
  • Commercial litigation appeals
  • Contractual & business appeals
  • Motions to vacate or confirm arbitration awards
  • Post-trial motions
  • Original proceeding
  • Interlocutory appeals
  • Family law appeals
  • Personal injury appeals
  • Amicus curiae briefs

Even if we were not involved in your lower court case, our Brentwood appellate attorneys will be happy to work with the lawyer who previously handled your matter and offer our perspective regarding your chance for success in appellate court. The length of time you have to file an appeal or respond to an appeal is typically limited, so we encourage you to act now!

Are you ready to begin? Contact Cole Law Group for an initial evaluation today.