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We represent clients in all aspects of civil appeals including:

  • Filing with the Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Petitioning for certiorari in the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Oral arguments in both the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Filing post-trial motions on appellate issues in the District Court
  • Handling remand proceedings with the District Court

Appeals


If you believe your case resulted in an unfair verdict, you have the right to appeal the decision. The attorneys at Burnham Civil Law have a profound understanding of the appellate process.  They can help you to evaluate the outcome of your case and determine the merits of filing for an appeal or find the right approach in defending an appeal filed against you. Our attorneys are experienced in the appellate process and apply that experience to passionately advocate for you at the appellate level.

The work of an appeals lawyer is drastically different from the work of a trial lawyer. The attorneys at Burnham Civil Law have extensive experience preparing appellate briefs and presenting persuasive legal arguments to the Colorado appellate courts.

Should you decide to appeal a decision, or should you need to defend an appeal, we will work with you to prepare an effective, cost-efficient appellate strategy for the Colorado Court of Appeals and/or the Colorado Supreme Court and represent you throughout the proceedings.

Unlike jury trials, where facts are considered and determined, appellate hearings focus entirely on interpretations of law. A successful appellate lawyer must have an expert understanding of the law, excellent legal research and writing skills, and exceptional ability to use oral argument to persuade a panel of judges to accept a particular interpretation of the law.

Navigating the legally and procedurally complex landscape of an appeal takes a different kind of attorney. We have a team of dedicated appellate lawyers who specialize in managing complicated appeals. Our team of dedicated professionals has handled appeals in both the Colorado Supreme Court as well as the Colorado Court of Appeals. Our team also has provided trial support in complex civil cases of virtually every type.

Whether you are looking to reverse a mistake that occurred during trial or are seeking an affirmation of an existing decision, our expert litigators can handle the full range of pertinent tasks, including:

  • Trial analysis — During or post trial, we can analyze testimony, evidence, and rulings to prepare for potential appellate issues. Our background and legal knowledge give us the ability to identify potential grounds for appeal that other lawyers may fail to notice.
  • Legal research — Our firm has the resources to conduct thorough research to build a persuasive, comprehensive, and well-supported argument.
  • Brief writing — Strong legal writing is the most important aspect of appellate advocacy. We draft clear, effective briefs with coherent explanations of the pertinent facts, statutes, and legal precedents.
  • Oral argument — Before the Colorado Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals, our attorneys are expertly prepared to make compelling oral arguments and answer judges’ questions.

Our appellate attorneys represent and defend clients in cases involving:

  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Family Law Appeals, Including Divorce and Custody issues
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Juvenile Law Appeals
  • Health Insurance Appeals

What Makes Our Appellate Practice Different

Burnham Civil Law can handle your appeal from start to finish, from filing the Notice of Appeal to oral argument. Whether you are defending a successful outcome or are hoping for a different verdict, we leverage our extensive litigation and judicial experience to maximize your chances of prevailing on appeal. 

Our team of attorneys includes a former Colorado Court of Appeals clerk and a former Colorado District Court Judge. We are in a very unique position to understand the complex appellate rules and procedures for substantive briefs, oral arguments, pursuing and resisting petitions for extraordinary writs, and seeking opposing discretionary appeals. We rely on our previous experience clerking with, and working as, a judge to do this all with the perspective of the courts at the top of our minds.

To initiate a review of your case, contact Burnham Civil Law for a complementary evaluation today by completing this form or by calling (303) 625-9193.

We represent clients in all aspects of civil appeals including:

  • Filing with the Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Petitioning for certiorari in the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Oral arguments in both the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Filing post-trial motions on appellate issues in the District Court
  • Handling remand proceedings with the District Court