What does it mean to be a “good” appellate attorney?

Some of it means winning, of course, and this firm has certainly enjoyed success in the appellate courts. Here are some recent examples:

U.S. Supreme Court: Grady v. United States (2015)
Overturning a monitoring order in a criminal case involving the Fourth Amendment. Read more at: UNC Law School Article or News Wire Article

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Woods v. City of Greensboro (2017)
Resurrecting a multi-million dollar racial discrimination lawsuit. Read more at: U.S. News Article

North Carolina Court of Appeals Dalton v. Dalton (2018)
Reversing a property division order where the client owed tens of thousands to his spouse after a divorce. Read more at: Lawyer’s Weekly Article

It comes as no surprise that when this firm prevails, the client is pleased, as this client was when the appeal resulted in a swing of over $150,000 in his favor: Video Testimonial

But each case involves its own facts and its own law. No attorney, no matter how many cases he has won, can promise a good result for the next case to walk in the door. That’s why it is insightful to hear what clients and other attorneys say about Mr. Hayes’ work after they have had a chance to review it:

“Thanks again for being our most awesome lawyer!” — Client in custody case, after reviewing Mr. Hayes brief while the case was pending.

“Thank you for your help and talking to me. As always, you’ve done well.” — Client in criminal case, in final letter even after his conviction was upheld.

“That was a brilliant piece of work, by the way.” — Attorney, after reviewing some of Mr. Hayes’ work as part of a consultation in his own case.

“You are a wordsmith master!! I could not have done this without you! Keep me near the top of the reference list.” — Attorney, after applying Mr. Hayes’ feedback to a pending foreclosure appeal.

No attorney can promise results, but this firm does promise that it can handle your case with experience, intelligence, and dedication.

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