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Achieving Results in Appellate Courts across the Nation

Parsons Behle & Latimer offers a wealth of appellate experience, skills, and knowledge to our clients.

Successfully challenging or defending a trial court’s decision on appeal requires an attorney with appellate experience, and Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Appellate practice group offers that experience. We have brought and defended appeals across the country, including appeals involving intellectual property in front of the Federal Circuit; appeals involving administrative law in front of the D.C. Circuit; and appeals involving a variety of areas in the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, as well as the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court.

With this extensive experience, we have come to recognize that appellate courts play by different rules, have different expectations, and constitute an entirely different audience than their trial court counterparts. When we become your appellate team, you can be confident that we know those rules, we exceed those expectations, and we understand how to please that audience. In addition to providing top-notch assistance on appeal, we can play a valuable role during trial, helping trial counsel preserve critical arguments and establish an appeal-friendly record.

In the last two years, one of our members convinced the Utah Supreme Court to side with her client on a difficult issue involving real property, while two other members persuaded the Tenth Circuit to affirm the district court’s dismissal of a case as a discovery sanction. See Lee v. Max, Int’l v. LLC, 638 F.3d 1318 (10th Cir. 2011). We have achieved similar success in almost every appellate court in the nation.