When a litigant achieves a result from a court that is believed to be erroneous, (s)he has the right to appeal to a higher court. In New York, there are two appellate levels so that in certain situations one might be able to appeal the results of an appeal. This is called the appellate process. Appeals are generally costly and lengthy. Time has been described as “the fire in which we burn” and the expense and time factors can sometimes trump the rights issue. The decision whether to appeal a decision believed to be erroneous is a weighty one.
Our attorneys have experience and a demonstrated track record of success in appellate practice. Should we decide, together with our client, that pursuing an appeal of an erroneous decision makes sense from a financial and practical perspective, we would guide them through the process to its ultimate conclusion.