Experienced Appellate Lawyers in Seattle
An appeal is not a redo of a trial. It is the chance for a party to argue there was some legal error or problem with the decision of a trial judge or the result of a jury trial. The appellate process is different than the trial process. The rules are different. The procedure is different. The appellate courts look at cases differently than the trial courts look at them. This is why it’s important to have an experienced appellate lawyer on your side.
Since 1945, our attorneys have been among the best plaintiff appellate lawyers in the state. We represent our own clients. We partner with other law firms to represent their clients. We partner with different legal organizations to submit amicus curiae briefs as a “friend of the court” in cases involving issues that impact our clients. At the request of King 5 News, we recently submitted an amicus curiae brief in its successful court battle against Seattle Children’s Hospital for the release of public records concerning Aspergillus contamination at the hospital.
Our in-house appellate team helps protect the high jury verdicts we obtain for our clients when the defense files an appeal. They also appeal on behalf of our clients when the trial judge makes an incorrect legal decision. And our appellate team partners with other plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the state on behalf of their client’s cases that are appealed. We want to ensure the law is fair for all injured people, and appellate decisions have the potential to impact everyone in the state, not just the particular parties in that case. Its important appeals are handled correctly.
Through our extensive appellate practice, the Stritmatter Firm has made a difference in how the law protects the public. Our appellate lawyers have appeared in some of the most important Supreme Court cases in Washington state history, that involve plaintiffs’ rights to access the courts and jury system.
Which Types of Appeals Do Stritmatter’s Lawyers Accept?
Stritmatter handles only civil appeals for the injured or wronged party in cases involving the negligence or wrongdoing of others. We do not handle appeals of criminal law or family law cases.
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Wrongful death
- Government liability
- Highway safety
- Civil rights violations
- Brain injury
- Insurance misconduct (including Insurance Fair Conduct Act and insurance bad faith cases) and coverage disputes
- Slip and fall/trip and fall (premises liability)
- Medical malpractice