Appellate Litigation – Civil and Criminal

Absent a settlement, the general rule in litigation is "winner takes all." As such, one party is often very happy with the outcome, and the other party is very sad. Not surprisingly, the loser quite often believes the judgment or verdict unfair and wants it reviewed by a higher court. The loser has the right to seek review by a higher court of the decision or verdict. Enter the world of appellate practice and procedure. No further discovery or admission of new evidence is allowed. The appellate record consists entirely of what was presented in the court below. The issues that may be presented on the appeal are limited to any that appear in the record.  Appeals are typically decided by panels of judges (the size of the panel depends on the court hearing the matter) that rely on typewritten briefs and oral argument presented by counsel for each of the parties.

Mr. Langone is a highly qualified and experienced appellate litigator who has written and/or argued more than 100 appellate briefs during the past 25 years. Cases he has won have been featured on the front pages of the New York Law Journal nine times.