We are appellate lawyers. Our practice extends to all aspects of the presentation of issues to appellate courts, in both civil and criminal matters. We not only prepare briefs and present oral arguments at the appellate level, but also assist trial counsel in framing and preserving issues for appeal. We assist in drafting major motions, advising on jury instructions, preparing motions in limine, monitoring trials, and handling post-trial motions.
In addition, Michael Zimmerman serves as a mediator, an arbitrator, and an expert witness in complex civil cases.
"Appellate advocacy is specialized work. It draws upon talents and skills that are far different from those utilized in other facets of practicing law. Being a good trial lawyer does not mean that you are also a qualified appellate advocate."
Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit