Appeals

If you are interviewing appellate attorneys, ask for a list of their published cases. If you asked 20 family law attorneys for a list of the most recognized Arizona appellate attorneys in family law, most, if not all, would list the Berkshire Law Office at the top of that list. Our referrals for family law appeals come directly from other practicing family law attorneys. They trust us to correct errors made by the trial court in their matters.

When you appeal, hiring a firm who has actually done significant appellate matters is a necessity. Few attorneys in Arizona have the family law appellate experience of the Berkshire Law Office. Appeals are a complicated and precise area of practice, which require a skilled writer with an analytical ability to parse through complex legal issues. An appeal is not a chance to “re-try” the case; rather, an appeal points out legal or factual issues within a trial court’s ruling. Appeals rest mainly on the “Briefs” written by the attorneys, which necessitates persuasive writing. Good appeals also start with proper representation at the trial court, to ensure that all appealable issues are raised in the trial court.

Our attorneys frequently teach on appellate matters and have argued successfully in the Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. Keith also successfully litigated two cases, Howell v. Howell, 137 S.Ct. 1400 (2017) and Merrill v. Merrill, 137 S.Ct. 2136 (2017), at the United States Supreme Court. No matter the area of family or juvenile law, the Berkshire Law Office can assist you with your appeal, including trial consultations to ensure that you case can be appealed. A list of our published appellate decisions is as follows: