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 the appellate courts, the stakes are high. Lustig & Wickert believes that to be successful in appellate practice a law firm requires not only skill but also experience. We offer decades of such experience, having successfully argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, multiple federal courts of appeal and the appellate courts of Illinois. We have both the skill and experience necessary to succeed, and are committed to bringing all of our experience and skill to bear on a matter when a client’s case reaches the appellate courts.