Appellate

Knowing whether or when to appeal can be one of the most important decisions that a client can make in reaching their litigation and business goals.  Lewis Thomason attorneys have briefed and argued over 100 cases before numerous state and federal courts, including all sections of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits.  We have also handled cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Not only does Lewis Thomason’s appellate practice group handle appeals of cases that our firm originally tried, we also serve

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Knowing whether or when to appeal can be one of the most important decisions that a client can make in reaching their litigation and business goals.  Lewis Thomason attorneys have briefed and argued over 100 cases before numerous state and federal courts, including all sections of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits.  We have also handled cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Not only does Lewis Thomason’s appellate practice group handle appeals of cases that our firm originally tried, we also serve as appellate counsel in cases originally tried outside our firm.  Our appellate litigators handle cases across the broad spectrum of our substantive practice areas:  workers’ compensation and other employment matters, civil rights and disability, product liability, personal injury, catastrophic loss, education, disability, insurance defense, construction, and more.

 

For example, Lewis Thomason clients have prevailed on appeals such as workers’ compensation benefit awards, including the amounts of the awards, and administrative interpretations of workers’ compensation statutes; trial courts’ rulings on discrimination issues and the scope of employees’ rights; appeals related to race, sex, and age discrimination; both challenges to and appeals seeking to sustain jury verdicts; appeals in catastrophic loss defense, including rulings and verdicts pertaining to workmanship and fire loss; challenges to lower courts’ interpretation and application of various statutes during the trials of cases, including statutes of limitation and repose; and petitions for review of rulings on wrongful termination, student suspensions, and disability claims.

 

Given Lewis Thomason’s reputation and experience in this area, our firm is listed on the appellate counsel panel for various clients and carriers.  In addition, having been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice, several of our appellate attorneys act as “mentors for the moment,” volunteering their time to answer questions about appellate practice from attorneys outside the firm.

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