An appellate court, commonly called an appeals court, is any court of law that is empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal. Appeals are decided by panels of three judges. The Court of Appeals does not receive additional evidence or hear witnesses; rather the judges make their decision based on the written record of the case in the trial court, the briefs submitted by the parties, and possibly oral argument.
When a case reaches an appellate court, the stakes are high. Appeals often involve protection of substantial hard-won judgments or the last opportunity to overturn adverse decisions. Lustig & Wickert, P.C. believes that to be successful in appellate litigation a law firm requires not only skill but also experience.
Lustig & Wickert, P.C. has that vital expertise, having successfully argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, many federal courts of appeal ande appellate courts of Illinois. We have successfully won judgments in business litigation involving tens of millions of dollars. We have also successfully obtained the reversal of adverse decisions against our clients. We bring both the skill, experience and expertise necessary to win, and are committed to using all of our experience, skill and expertise when a client’s case reaches the appellate courts.