Louisiana Appeals Attorney Services

The Law Office of Mark D. Plaisance serves clients in the field of appellate advocacy in both the State and Federal court systems. Cases on appeal require a specialized and often unique approach for their success. Mark's in-depth experience is a cornerstone in his own success with cases undergoing the appellate process. From assessing and researching complicated legal facts and prior cases, to writing concise and persuasive briefs, clients and fellow attorneys alike can rest assured their cases will be handled with the utmost competence and care.

In each and every case, Mark aims to provide the best possible appeals attorney services in a cost-effective and timely manner. Mark is also able to provide quick turnaround in order to meet last minute needs and situations where a quick writ application or appeal is necessary. In addition, Mark is also available to assist at the trial level with issue strategy or with the preparation of trial court research and memoranda.

Why hire an experienced appeals lawyer?

Appellate attorneys are hired to help a party to a civil suit or a defendant in a criminal case support or challenge the decision of a trial court. The appellate process is a governed by specific rules and procedure which may be differ from those of the trial court and which require stricter attention. This is one reason people hire an appellate attorney when they want to argue for or against a trial decision. A skilled appellate attorney should understand both the procedure of the appeal court and the grounds upon which the trial court decision may be supported or challenged.

Moreover, hiring an experienced appellate attorney at the trial court level allows trial counsel to consult with someone who is well-versed on protecting issues for appeals. And the trial counsel further benefits from having as part of the legal team an experienced researcher and writer who can assist by with memoranda on the issues that develop during trial.