Pierce Atwood’s Appellate & Amici team leverages the breadth and depth of their experience and insight to guide clients through each step of the appeals process. Collectively, our Appellate & Amici team has argued or briefed appeals at all levels of appellate courts across the country, having appeared in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, numerous U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and various state Supreme Courts. The Pierce Atwood team includes attorneys who bring inside perspective into the appellate process as former law clerks to federal and state appellate judges.
Pierce Atwood’s appellate practice has a tradition of excellence. The U.S. Supreme Court has selected Pierce Atwood lawyers to serve as special masters in original jurisdiction cases an unprecedented five times, and several Pierce Atwood attorneys have been appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court or the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Our tradition of excellence continues today, bringing praise from our clients and recognition from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” with a tier 1 ranking for appellate practice in Portland, Maine.
Building on this experience, insight, and tradition of excellence, we work with clients and trial counsel to develop a successful strategy, navigate the appeals process, and present a compelling case using effective written and oral advocacy. We regularly represent clients in a wide variety of judicial and administrative appeals. Recognizing the importance of strategic amicus briefs, we also regularly submit briefs on behalf of businesses, trade associations, and advocacy organizations in federal and state courts.