McCarter’s appellate lawyers are experienced advocates who regularly appear before state supreme and appellate courts and federal circuit courts around the country. Our team is led by a former Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and includes the former Federal Chief Judge of the District of New Jersey as well as lawyers who served as law clerks for state or federal appellate judges and justices.
Our deep bench of talent provides service in a number of areas, including:
- Strategic assistance to trial teams on record development and issue preservation
- Strong written and oral advocacy in appellate matters as well as support with dispositive and other significant motions before trial courts
- Refinement of arguments and full preparatory assistance to appellate advocates within our firm and on a consultative basis to other lawyers
We work with clients throughout the litigation process, supporting trial teams so critical appellate issues are identified at the earliest possible stage and records are best positioned for any subsequent appeal. Clients benefit from our lawyers’ oral and written advocacy skills in a wide range of appellate services, including crisp, strategically focused briefing and oral argument, advice on appellate procedural strategy, emergent and interlocutory appeals, mock trials, and preparatory moot arguments, as well as integrated assistance with significant motions in major litigation.
Cases are often referred by other lawyers who recognize the unique skillset that our experienced advocates bring to the table, or who seek to consult with our lawyers and appellate team for mooting of counsel in preparation for oral argument at any stage of significant litigation. We also appear as amicus curiae on behalf of organizations to bring a voice to issues that may significantly impact clients’ industries.
Our experienced appellate advocates are well-positioned to provide insight into the practices and procedures of appellate judicial decision-making and also assist clients at every stage of litigation.