Challenging A Wrongful Outcome On Appeal

An unsuccessful outcome at trial does not necessarily mean the end of your case. You may still have strong grounds for appeal. However, identifying those grounds — and pursuing them in a clear, effective manner — requires a specific set of legal skill and knowledge.

How Appeals Are Different

Appellate work involves very different considerations than trial-level work. In contrast to trial, which focuses on the merits of the legal claim itself, an appeal focuses on whether errors occurred at trial. It also centers on whether those errors are serious enough to warrant a change in the outcome. Thorough knowledge of the law is the foundation for a strong appeal.

The appellate process is also much different than trial. The legal arguments must be limited to carefully chosen issues, and much of the advocacy occurs in writing.

A successful appeal may involve any number of resolutions. Your case may get sent back for a new trial or the outcome may be reversed outright, for example. Much depends on the circumstances and issues involved in your case.

Benefit From Our Extensive Experience And Numerous Successes On Appeal

At the Law Office of Stephen P. New, we handle appellate work in personal injury cases, workers' compensation, employment discrimination and related areas of law. Based in Beckley, we handle appeals before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Our attorneys have secured several recent victories in significant appellate court cases. We credit our success to thorough preparation and client-focused dedication, among other strengths. Your success matters to us. Our lawyers and staff have the resources, experience and determination to fight for you, even when that means challenging a wrongful outcome on appeal.

We will go the extra mile to help you get a fair outcome, both at trial and beyond.

Schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our firm to learn more about whether you have viable grounds for appeal. To get started, call 304-250-3280 or send us an email.

Office Location

Stephen P. New, Attorney at Law
114 Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 304-250-3280
Toll Free: 888-692-8084
Fax: 304-250-6012

Located Near the Courthouse