Appellate Practice

Stuart L. Melnick is the firm's principal appellate lawyer and has litigated dozens of appeals in both state and federal appeals courts in numerous jurisdictions, including New York and Connecticut.  

Effective appellate advocacy demands a union of strategy, efficient research, persuasive writing, and decisive oratory. At Law Offices Stuart L. Melnick, LLC, we have an in-depth understanding of procedural, philosophical and policy concerns that shape appellate court decisions.

Whether the client has prevailed below and seeks to protect that victory, has not prevailed and seeks a second look at a difficult issue, or desires to appear in a “friend of the court” capacity to help shape the law governing its industry, we work with the client and trial counsel to develop the best appellate litigation strategy for presenting the client's position to an appellate tribunal.