Appellate

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Collora LLP is uniquely equipped to assist clients with preparing and arguing successful appeals. Whether we are trying to overturn a court decision against a client, or to preserve a client’s victory at trial, our attorneys know how to succeed in state and federal appeals courts, and in appeals of administrative decisions. 

In addition to representing our own clients in appeals, the firm regularly takes on appeals of cases tried by other attorneys, often on referral from those legal professionals. We have lawyers who focus solely on appellate advocacy and whom are sought to serve as outside counsel for the purpose of appellate case strategy. We help clients with all aspects of appellate law, including:

  • Preserving Issues for Appeal

  • Writing an Effective Brief

  • Preparing an Oral Argument

  • Appellate Arbitration and Mediation

Representative Experience

  • Secured affirmation of lower court summary judgment awarding $10 million to our client in a federal case of first impression involving the law governing liability in wire transfer transactions.

  • Won affirmation of lower court dismissal of a libel and defamation action against our client, an Internet service provider, sued for alleged facilitation of libel in a case involving damage demands of $300 million.

  • Obtained a writ of mandamus from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, preventing a trial judge from televising the trial of a recording industry lawsuit involving certain copyrighted materials.

  • Secured multiple rulings in a lengthy employment discrimination case, culminating in final favorable decision by the Massachusetts Court of Appeals and denial of further review by the Supreme Judicial Court.

  • Won in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit the affirmation of a U.S. District Court dismissal of our municipality client from a Federal Claims Act lawsuit involving issues of first impression.

  • Obtained favorable ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit on behalf of our client, a securities trader, in case involving interpretations of complex trading rules.

  • Established the right of a client to submit an affidavit in camera to a trial judge in support of motion for disclosure of the identity of a government informant.

  • In U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, won affirmation of federal court dismissal of case involving accusations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination made against a law firm.

  • In a case of first impression, won an appellate victory for a group of synagogues, establishing their right to hire, promote and retain religious teachers with First Amendment protections against certain kinds of employment actions.