Trials & Appeals
Brault Graham is an established litigation law firm, representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters throughout the Baltimore-D.C. metropolitan area since 1952. The firm routinely engages in both trials and appeals across a range of civil matters.
The firm’s litigation practice covers a wide range of civil matters, including business law, personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance disputes, and estates and trust litigation. The firm consistently wins favorable results and verdicts for its clients with an aggressive trial strategy that begins with a thorough understanding of the issues at hand and the most complete trial preparation.
Litigation does not always end with a trial; appeals frequently follow. Brault Graham regularly engages in civil appeals and maintains probably the most experienced appellate practice in Montgomery County, if not in all of Maryland. The firm’s appellate lawyers engage in appeals in all of the following areas:
- Final judgments
- Appealable orders
- Post-judgment orders
The firm’s extensive trial practice enhances our ability to pursue and defend appellate litigation. Our civil litigators understand what it takes to preserve issues for appeal, and we know how to review a record for appealable error.
More than experience in trial law, however, the firm’s appellate experience is key to successful appellate representation. For instance, the jurisdictional nature of strict filing deadlines in appellate practice are often foreign to civil trial practitioners, where deadlines can are routinely waived or extended for cause. Such an ignorance of procedure can be fatal to an appeal.
Most civil appeals are discretionary. To convince a higher court to consider an appeal requires thorough preparation of a well-researched and well-reasoned brief which puts forth a compelling argument why an appeal should be heard. Our attorneys are sophisticated at determining reversible versus harmless error across the grounds for appeal, including:
- Mistake of fact
- Error of law or procedure
- Abuse of discretion
Advice and Representation in Maryland and D.C. Civil Trials and Appeals
If you are in contemplating a civil trial or appeal in Montgomery County or throughout the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, contact Brault Graham at 301-424-1060 for a consultation with knowledgeable and experienced Maryland civil trial and appellate lawyers.