Appellate Law

In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed by a higher authority, where parties request a formal change to an official decision.  Appeals function both as a process for error correction as well as a process for clarifying and interpreting the law.  At Coppinger Carter, we offer a range of appellate services to fit your diverse needs.

While we typically associate with trial counsel to handle the entire appeal as principal counsel, we are pleased to offer additional appellate services, including trial monitoring, case evaluations, brief writing, and oral advocacy.  No matter your appellate need, we are honored to assist you.

Coppinger Carter appellate attorneys specialize in appeals in all the Washington appellate courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.  We are also available to support with appeals in other state appellate courts.

Appellate advocacy requires a unique set of skills.  We have substantial experience challenging and defending trial court rulings on appeal.  The decisions in which our appellate attorneys have appeared as counsel of record reflect both the breadth of our practice and the depth of our experience.