Preserving a hard-fought trial court victory or seeking reversal of an adverse ruling requires skill and experience often differing from the skills of trial counsel.
At Gallivan White Boyd, we have attorneys who have the skills, experience and proven track record of success to handle any appeal. Our attorneys include former appellate court law clerks as well as attorneys who have appeared many times before both state and federal appellate courts.
We are also talented appellate brief writers. Many appeals are won or lost based on the briefs alone. We are equipped to handle all aspects of the appellate process, including advising trial counsel on preserving the record for appeal. After all, keeping that victory or reversing a loss is just as important as the trial or proceeding in the lower court.
Examples of the legal issues we have addressed on appeal include:
- Commercial transportation
- Contract disputes
- Corporate alter ego
- Corporate veil piercing
- Insurance coverage
- Product liability
- Property disputes
- Railroad law
Our attorneys have successfully submitted a variety of amicus or friend of the court briefs for numerous organizations, including the following:
- South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
- The Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- The South Carolina Manufacturers’ Alliance
In anticipation of an appeal, our attorneys can offer assistance to trial teams during trial to make sure issues are preserved and evidence is presented that will support a future appeal. Some areas of assistance during trial include:
- Drafting and arguing pre-trial motions
- Arguing objections to the introduction of evidence
- Drafting and arguing directed verdict motions, and post-trial motions
- Drafting jury charges and verdict forms