State and Federal Court

If your case went to trial at a local county courthouse, you were probably in state district or superior court. North Carolina state cases are almost always first appealed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A loss at the N.C. Court of Appeals is then appealed to the N.C. Supreme Court.

In contrast, if your trial occurred at a federal courthouse before a federal judge, your case was in the federal system. In order to appeal a judgment taken from a federal district court in North Carolina, the party must take the case to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. This Court of Appeals is entirely distinct from the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

While this firm primarily handles cases within the state court system, it accepts federal appeals on a case by case basis.

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