Day Pitney's skilled appellate lawyers, led by retired Chief Justice Chase Rogers of the Connecticut Supreme Court and retired Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Droney, handle complex appeals and proceedings in courts including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals and the highest courts in multiple states. The Firm also has many former U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals and State Supreme court clerks to handle and assist with appellate matters.
We handle appeals for clients that were represented at trial by lawyers from Day Pitney or other firms. During trials, we also provide advice on preserving the record and addressing complex legal issues arising in the trial court. Clients trust our experience in identifying the strongest arguments to present on appeal, delivering persuasive briefs and effectively arguing before appellate courts. Parties to litigation often seek our advice to secure reversals of adverse rulings, defend successful judgments and develop strategies for favorable settlements.
Our attorneys have handled civil and criminal appeals involving the full range of practice areas, including antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, civil rights, collective bargaining, defamation, employment, energy, environmental, healthcare, immigration, insurance, international law, intellectual property, medical malpractice, municipal law, probate, products liability, securities, tax, telecommunications and white collar law. Attorneys in our Appellate Practice have also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving complex constitutional law issues. Proud to serve our community, we have a distinguished record of handling appeals for clients on a pro bono basis, and appeals courts often appoint us for that purpose.