Appellate Advocacy

Appellate Advocacy

A successful litigation strategy includes defending wins, and reversing losses, on appeal. Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell has a long history of appellate success across a wide range of matters and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our lawyers handle appeals all over the country, both in cases where we represented a party in the lower court and in cases where we have been brought in specifically for our appellate proficiency. Our lawyers are well versed in the intricacies of the appellate process and know how to navigate a case effectively through the courts. We work collaboratively – with stakeholders involved in every step of the process – to develop persuasive arguments that are thoroughly researched, carefully written, and powerfully delivered.

Our appellate team has handled some of the most notable and important appeals in the last quarter-century, including the U.S. Supreme Court case Spectrum Sports, Inc. v. McQuillan, obtaining a 9-0 reversal, where the highest court found that a corporate defendant is not liable for attempted monopolization under the Sherman Act absent proof of a dangerous probability that defendant would monopolize a particular market and a specific intent to monopolize.


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