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Robinson Bradshaw handles significant appeals in state and federal courts, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and appellate courts in North and South Carolina. Our appellate experience helps us position cases for success on appeal when we are trial counsel, whether defending a favorable outcome or seeking reversal of a mistake of fact or law.

In addition to handling appeals of our own cases, we routinely serve as post-trial counsel for litigants who require experienced appellate counsel or seek a change after an unsatisfactory outcome in the trial court. We also craft amicus briefs for organizations and clients with an interest in major pending litigation.

A number of Robinson Bradshaw lawyers are members of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and we submitted briefs in three cases in the Supreme Court’s most recent term. Two of our appellate lawyers clerked with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court, and many others clerked with appellate courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits, and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Several attorneys have also served on the Appellate Rules Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Our appellate practice and attorneys earn recognition annually as leaders in the field. We have been awarded U.S. News & World Report’s highest ranking (Tier 1) for appellate practice in Charlotte, and attorneys in our practice have been named the Best Lawyers® Charlotte Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year and included in Benchmark Appellate's Fourth Circuit Litigation Stars.

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