Effective appellate advocacy often requires a focus far different from trial strategy. Appellate lawyers must be uniquely skilled in identifying issues for appeal appearing on the record, analyzing their viability, and in framing a concise yet persuasive argument that will sway an appellate tribunal. An appellate attorney has only minutes to present a client's position at oral argument. Accordingly, it is essential that an appellate attorney possesses superior writing skills to take the fullest advantage of the opportunity for briefing.
Roderick Linton Belfance's attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients in the state and federal appellate courts. Some of its attorneys also have the unique perspective of having served as law clerks and judicial attorneys for the Supreme Court of Ohio and/or Ohio's intermediate appellate courts. This experience allows Roderick Linton Belfance's appellate attorneys to handle any challenge presented in the appellate arena with the skill and insight necessary to maximize the opportunity for victory.
In addition to representing our existing clients in federal and state court appeals, we are available to lend our expertise to trial counsel as consultants and co-counsel to help them maximize their chances of success on appeal. We are also available to handle original actions in the common pleas and appellate courts, including actions that seek writs of mandamus and prohibition, and to act as participate as counsel to amici curiae who wish to have their voice heard on important appellate issues that will have important ramifications on organizations and industries.