Louisiana Appellate Lawyer Plaisance offers Unique Insight
Mark Plaisance centers his practice in the area of appellate law, involving deconstructing complex legal theory and writing logical and especially clear briefs. Using his expertise and knowledge of how an appeal attorney can offer a valuable advantage to a defence team, Plaisance has handled appeals of all kinds in both State and Federal court. Specifically, Plaisance has argued cases before all of the five Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal on various topics, such as desegregation law, school building ownership law, medical malpractice law, personal injury law, and criminal law.
Appellate attorneys can offer a distinct advantage in a legal case in that the appellate counsel aids the defense in ways differing from the trial lawyer. While the trial lawyer orally argues the case at hand, the appellate attorney makes sure that the written aspect of the case is handled with the utmost care. All briefs being prepared in a concise and clear manner. Often times the appellate judges will rely completely on the written brief to make their decision; therefore a litigation team which features an appellate lawyer and the ability to produce well written briefs that they bring to the aid of the client will have a greater chance of success than a traditional trial lawyer.
Adding an Appeal Attorney to your Strategy
Many times the best strategy is to bring appellate counsel into the matter before an appeal is necessary. Having an appellate lawyer at the trial level greatly aids the trial attorney in preserving issues and presenting to the court a well-researched and well-written brief that can convince the trial judge of one’s position or effectively set up the issue for appeal. Plaisance’s experience in research and writing provides the trial attorney with this unique perspective.