Appellate Advocacy

Litigation does not always end at trial.  Many times, clients are faced with appeals, or the prospect of an appeal, which require unique and different skills from trial practice. 

Whether appealing an adverse ruling or working to protect a favorable outcome, Mandelbaum Barrett’s appellate lawyers have the skills necessary to carefully assess the trial record and craft persuasive and compelling arguments on appeal.  Our appellate attorneys begin their work at the trial phase, helping to identify, preserve, and evaluate issues for appeal, which arms our clients with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions on appeal.

Mandelbaum Barrett’s appellate lawyers have extensive experience successfully representing clients in state and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  Our appellate experience spans all areas of our litigation practice, with notable victories in the areas of intellectual property, business litigation, employment matters, criminal matters, regulatory matters, and Uniform Commercial Code claims.  In addition, our appellate lawyers include former judges and judicial law clerks, which provides our clients with a unique view into what makes an appeal successful.


Pro Bono

Mandelbaum Barrett has an active pro bono practice at all levels of the appellate system. Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys have appeared as amicus curiae (literally, “friend of the court”) in matters involving broad public interests, providing pro bono representation to religious groups, non-profit organizations, and other associations on issues related to religious liberty, criminal law and constitutional rights, artistic freedom, and free speech.

Appellate Successes

Federal Courts

State Courts

Amicus Curiae Matters