Appeals

Appeals Attorneys in Chicago

M. Scott Gordon & Associates concentrate in the practice of family law, and are well suited to assist you in an appeal of any decision of a Circuit Court within our state.

The most important issue to remember is that a Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days of the entry of a final Order. This does not mean that the appeal must be filed within 30 days, but rather that a simple Notice of Appeal is required. If a timely Notice is not filed in the proper time, the right to an appeal is waived and the Circuit Court Order or Judgment will stand.

If you are considering an appeal, you should contact an attorney immediately. It is important to remember that the Court of Appeals does not take testimony from the parties, but rather only considers the briefs filed by the attorneys in the appeal and the court record from the Circuit Court. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that you “make your record” in the lower court. Sometimes, a client will ask if certain actions we take as attorneys (for example, hiring a court reporter to type a transcript of a court proceeding) is necessary. My response is always that we need to make a record of the case. Otherwise, the only record of a Hearing, for example that survives is the court Order issued. Without a record of the proceedings, an appellate court cannot refer to what happened at the court Hearing. This can often be the difference between winning and losing your appeal.

Need an Appeals Attorney for your case?

Email our experienced Appeals Attorneys in Chicago at M. Scott Gordon & Associates or call 312.360.0250 or 847.329.0101 now to look over your case and help you win your appeal.

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