Appellate

Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guildford, CT

Our appellate practice begins in the trial court. Since we normally handle any appeal taken in a case in which we have served as trial counsel, we recognize the importance of identifying and preserving appellate issues at the trial level.

We have handled appeals both in our cases as well as in matters referred to us after trial before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts as well as the Second and Fourth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. These appeals have involved a wide variety of issues, including professional malpractice, employment discrimination, products liability, insurance coverage and claims. The firm successfully argued three cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court which were matters of first impression. The cases involved the applicability of the "Learned Intermediary Doctrine" in the context of a pharmaceutical product liability claim as well as the appropriate standard for determining whether or not a class of plaintiffs should be certified in an insurance contract dispute. We also successfully handled the appeal of the case which established the standard for a claim of vexatious litigation against an attorney.