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Appeals

You need to present the best possible appeal, especially when facing complex legal issues. Our attorneys understand the appellate process and have prevailed in protracted, high-conflict cases.

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Rob Backus

Rob has been an active litigator for 32 years, serving as a prosecutor and defense attorney.

Mark Oettinger

Mark is experienced in a range of practice areas and has taught law throughout his career.

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Andy Montroll

Andy practices law and serves on multiple Chittenden County planning commissions.

How We Can Help

An appeal is the review by a higher court or governmental body after there has been a trial or hearing resulting in a judgment or order in a lower court or governmental body.

Our attorneys are highly experienced at working with appellate judges. Immediately following law school graduation, Andy Montroll, Rob Backus, and Mark Oettinger all clerked for state supreme court justices, where they assisted their justices in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions. They all have experience arguing appeals in Vermont courts and governmental bodies.

If you disagree with a decision that affects you, you may have grounds for appeal, or you may have won in the first hearing and the other side has filed an appeal. If this happens, we suggest that you promptly consult with an appellate attorney since many appeal periods are quite short. You also need to make sure that procedures were followed correctly and that you are able to successfully pursue or defend the appeal.

During an appeal, the record from the previous trial is reviewed. An appellate lawyer presents the facts of the case on behalf of the appellant and explains what errors were made by the lower court. When you need overall guidance on an appeal, our skilled appellate lawyers are available to work with you.

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