Appellate lawyers are integrated into each team at TNMD, lending their insights and expertise at all stages of the case. They provide legal research on critical issues, prepare dispositive motions, and make sure that potential appellate issues are fully preserved should an appeal be necessary. At trial, they are available to monitor proceedings and assist the trial attorneys with on-demand motions and research, as well as with drafting jury instructions and verdict forms. After trial, they handle post-trial motions and prosecute or defend appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. TNMD’s appellate lawyers are well-known to all of Michigan’s appellate judges and have a reputation for integrity and excellence in written briefs and oral arguments.
Our attorneys are successful in obtaining interlocutory appellate review of important trial court rulings while the case is still pending before the trial court.
This includes rulings related to discovery, expert witnesses, statute of limitations and presuit filing requirements, and denials of dispositive motions. Strategic interlocutory appeals can create significant leverage for settlement.
TNMD’s appellate lawyers are available to handle appeals from other firms which lack appellate teams, or for cases where a second set of eyes is needed on trial or appellate strategy.
We have experience with appeals from multi-million dollar verdicts and over-limits verdicts. Our appellate experience extends beyond medical malpractice law to include general liability, insurance defense, commercial litigation, employment law, and other kinds of professional negligence. Retaining a dedicated appellate lawyer sends a clear message that the case isn’t over, and will be vigorously and expertly prosecuted through the appellate courts.