How the Appeal process works

Highly contentious lawsuits don’t always end at trial. A party not satisfied with the trial court’s decision may have the opportunity to appeal. An appeal is an application to a higher court to review a lower court’s ruling.
Clients are usually wary of appeals—and they should be. Typically, the parties have already expended substantial amounts of time and money to reach a verdict at trial. The appellate attorneys at Bertollini & O’Reilly are dedicated to providing the highest standard of appellate advocacy while keeping in mind our client’s goals.

Combining our problem-solving skills with excellent advocacy to achieve cost-effective solutions that recognize the bottom line is what we do.
Most of our appellate matters have been referred to us by other trial attorneys, as attorneys can recognize superior writing and argument. And unlike other firms, we don’t pass your appeal on to an associate to write. We write and argue each and every appeal. Be confident that when you choose us, the person you retain will be the same person writing and arguing your appeal.

Bertollini & O’Reilly is a Litigation Law Firm in New York that handles Civil as well as Criminal Appeals of both New York and New Jersey Courts. We also handle Immigration Appeals to the BIA and the Federal Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuit.

Appeals we handle

Our Firm provides competent and cost-effective appellate representation in the following cases:

Appeals to the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division

The NY Appellate Division hears appeals from judgments or orders of the Courts of original jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases, and review civil appeals taken from the Appellate Terms and the County Courts acting as appellate courts.

Appeals to the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division

The Appellate Division is New Jersey’s intermediate Appellate Court, hearing appeals from decisions of the trial courts, the Tax Court and State administrative agencies.

Motions to vacate a criminal judgment (New York CPL §440.10)

Section 440.10 of the NY Criminal Procedure Law provides numerous grounds for vacating a criminal judgment. This motion can be filed at any time after the judgment was originally entered.

Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief in New Jersey

In NJ, a person convicted of a crime can file a motion to vacate or set aside a his or her conviction no more than 5 years after the date of entry.

Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) cases

Decisions of Immigration Judges are reviewed by the Board of Immigration Appeals if a Notice of Appeals if filed within 30 days of the Judge’s decision.

Contact our Firm

If you want to explore your options after an unfavorable judgment against you, please contact us by phone at (212) 566-3572 or by filling out a case evaluation form to set up a free initial consultation.
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