Appellate

Appellate law is significantly different from the trial process that precedes it.

When a trial-level result is appealed, the tone must often go from emotional to more dispassionate, focused on the legal issues most likely to lead to reversal on appeal in light of the process and procedures surrounding the trial. This distinct approach underscores the need for a different kind of attorney to support your matter on appeal.

As skilled researchers and writers, we provide straightforward, issues-driven counsel for high-stakes cases. Our Appellate practice is highly analytical and laser-focused on details. We advise clients on the pursuit and defense of appeals, partnering with trial attorneys and sharing insights about the appellate process and judicial panel.

We collaborate with trial counsel, both at our firm and externally, while trial proceedings are ongoing to prepare dispositive motions, jury instructions, and pre- and post-verdict motions and findings. In short, appellate attorneys remove the burden of appeals issues so trial attorneys can focus on substantive matters unique to the trial phase of a case. It is a relationship that can overturn or defend a victory for the client’s benefit.

Our process recognizes that a successful appeal is not a trial redo with cut-and-pasted filings from the trial proceedings. The work is intentional, examining the trial in the context of the appellate process. With decades of experience teaching law and working at federal circuit courts, we are attuned to the issues that concern appellate judges. Developing solid briefs, maintaining a pulse on the progression of appeals and building persuasive oral arguments are how we achieve results. It’s an endurance approach, not a sprint, that works for the best interests of our clients.

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The First Story We Hear May Not Be the Whole Story

2022

A long-standing Title IX lawsuit illustrates the importance of paying attention to every claim from a child, no matter how minor it seems…

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Taylor English Honored With Litigation Department of the Year Award

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition as “Litigation Department of the Year” by the Fulton County Daily…

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Law Firm Partner Appointed To Georgia Resource Center’s Board of Directors

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP announced that partner Bryan P. Tyson has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the…

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Taylor English and Taylor English Decisions Welcome Four Lawyers

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Frank B. Strickland, Anne W. Lewis, and Bryan P. Tyson are joining as partners and…

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“So Say We All, or, Then Again, Maybe Not: The Same Juror Rule vs. the Any Majority Rule,” Litigation Counsel of America

2019

Partners Henry M. Quillian III and Natalie Mark will participated in the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2019 Fall Conference and…

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Federal Circuit Won’t Weigh If Inventorship Is Tied To Validity

2019

In an article published by Law360, Taylor English attorneys John Gross, Coby Nixon, and Kelly Mullally were mentioned for obtaining a…

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Former Ethics Panel Lawyer Will Appeal Dismissal of Whistleblower Suit

2017

In an article published in the Daily Report on February 13, 2017, Alisa P. Cleek provides insight on the recently dismissed whistleblower…

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James Balli Joins Taylor English Duma and Taylor English Decisions

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that James Balli has joined as a partner in the litigation practice group, representing…

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University of Iowa Officials Liable for First Amendment Violations

2021

The University of Iowa and numerous employees are liable to a religious student organization for discrimination in violation of the First…

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Taylor English Partner Mark Carter Named as Co-Chair of Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Service Council

2018

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that partner Mark Carter has been elected to serve as co-chair of Atlanta Legal Aid…

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Taylor English Expands into Pennsylvania with the Additions of Partners Timothy B. Anderson and Chad Kaffer

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce its expansion into the Pennsylvania market with the additions of partners Timothy B….

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Three Key IP Cases to Watch This Year

2021

In an article that published in Today’s General Counsel online and in the February/March print issue, Michael Cicero discusses three…

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Do We Have a Right to Depose a Child?

2022

One dilemma that lawyers confront is when and how to depose children. Sometimes, those children are the professed victims in litigation;…

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Another Court Rules that the ADA Requires Masks in Schools

2022

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently that the Americans with Disabilities Act can require masks in schools. The plaintiffs…

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Another victory for student free speech

2021

A federal appellate court recently reaffirmed the right of a student to refuse to transcribe the Pledge of Allegiance. The case came to…

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Mandated Reporter: Sexting Laws

2019

A recent court ruling continues the trend of insanity surrounding teenage sexting. A 16-year-old girl performed oral sex on a male…

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Depositions of Children: When and Why

2019

One dilemma that lawyers confront is when and how to depose children. Sometimes, those children are the professed victims in litigation;…

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Student or Employee: DOL’s Relaxed Standard for Internships

2019

Now that school has started, I’ve received more questions about training programs and unpaid internships. Most questions have come from…

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Colorado Allows Therapy Dog During Child’s Testimony

2021

Colorado this week joined a long line of states approving the presence of a therapy dog during a child’s testimony.  In this case, a…

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Mandated Reporters Must Face Jury Trial

2021

The quest by doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for summary judgment ended recently when the Pennsylvania Supreme…

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(More) Change in the Patent System

2017

In an article published in the August 1, 2017 edition of the American Bar Association Preview, Kelly Casey Mullally and Coby S. Nixon…

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