The skill set of the appellate lawyer is different from the skill set of the trial lawyer. In handling and appeal, the key is focus. Irrelevancies and side-disputes that are common in the trial courts do nothing but detract from the force of the central narrative of the appeal. Focus takes time and planning. It is easy to argue everything, but hard to argue the right thing.
Amer Cunningham Co. L.P.A. has considerable experience appellate advocacy, having appeared before every level of appellate court in the nation, including the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Courts, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio District Courts of Appeal, and even some state appellate courts outside of Ohio. Through experience developed in hundreds of briefs and oral arguments, Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. has represented its clients well both in prosecuting and defending appeals.
In 2010, Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. attorney Thomas R. Houlihan was designated as a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, after his accomplishments and credentials were examined and he passed additional examination. Mr. Houlihan allowed this certification to expire in 2015, but still is a frequent speaker on appellate law topics and continuing education courses for attorneys.
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