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New York Appellate Lawyers

If your case makes it to appellate court, you'll need the help of an attorney in New York City with the proper experience.

If you believe you have a case or have questions regarding the appeals process, the experienced Filippatos PLLC appellate attorneys are ready to hear your case to find the justice you deserve.

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Appellate practice in employment law cases presents cases to a higher court to overturn a ruling or judgment by a trial court or jury.

This process requires a highly experienced attorney in New York who is well-versed in the complex protocol surrounding appeals and the intricacies of appellate courts.

Common Types of Appellate Cases

While appellate practice covers a broad range of cases, some common examples within employment law include:

  • Challenging adverse trial court ruling regarding motions for summary judgment
  • Challenging adverse rulings by the trial court regarding evidentiary or other substantive legal issues that require a new trial
  • Challenging adverse remittitur rulings by the trial court that unfairly lessen the amount of a jury verdict

The Appeals Process in New York 

All court systems in our country, whether federal or state, have at least two levels: the trial level and the appellate level. Some court systems like New York’s have multiple trial levels and appellate levels.

Trial courts are those non-lawyers are most familiar with from popular culture—they have a judge, jury, witness box, and attorneys arguing the two opposite sides of a case.

Trial courts take in the facts of the case presented by each side in the form of appropriate evidence, and apply the law to those facts to decide the case.  Thus, trial courts develop a “record” of the case.

When a party is dissatisfied with a decision of a trial court because the decision was “wrong as a matter of law,” that party can present the trial record to an appellate court so the appellate court can determine if the trial court erroneously decided the case “on the law.”

An appellate court is typically limited to the trial record, and cannot receive new evidence about the case.  Thus, the appellate court will decide an appeal “on the papers alone” and “as a matter of law.”

We Are Committed to Helping You

Parisis G. (“Gerry”) Filippatos has filed briefs and argued cases in U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Appellate Division (First and Second Departments) of the New York State Supreme Court.

He has represented classes of workers with complaints against both Fortune-500 and smaller companies, and has fought on behalf of professionals forced to sign unfair arbitration contracts, as well as employees challenging the denial of their rights in the workplace.

Mr. Filippatos is always seeking opportunities to file “friend of the court” briefs in support of employees vindicating important civil rights in the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere.

We are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.

Filippatos PLLC is Here to Help You Find a Second Chance

If you believe you were treated unfairly at trial, and need consultation from an experienced appellate attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us. We practice in New York, including the Greater Tri-State area of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as Florida.

At Filippatos PLLC, we believe all individuals—from factory workers to boardroom executives—are entitled to dignity and respect. Our team of experienced appellate lawyers in New York City will fight hard to secure you the justice you deserve.

Please give us a call at 888-9-JOBLAW, send us a chat, fill out our online form, or schedule a free Zoom consultation so we may discuss the details of your case.