Appellate Practice

Our Appellate Department is committed to providing you with the best representation possible. We represent clients in all five of Illinois’s Appellate District Courts, in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the Illinois Supreme Court. We have also handled appeals in other state and federal courts, giving us a breadth of experience few firms can match.


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Experienced, Articulate, Successful

The best appellate lawyers have the ability to pinpoint critical issues in a case, analyze complex issues of law, generate well-reasoned arguments, and articulate those arguments orally and in writing.

Our Appellate Team represents clients in all five of Illinois’s Appellate Districts, before the Illinois Supreme Court, and in the Federal Court of Appeals. We have experience with both criminal and civil appeals, including cases involving family law, malpractice, business disputes, commercial litigation, product liability, FDCPA claims, and personal injury. While most of our appellate cases originate in Chicago and Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County, or DeKalb County, our appellate practice spans the entire state of Illinois.

Why Get Appellate Counsel?

Appellate practice is governed by its own set of rules and procedures. It requires a different style of writing and advocacy, as well as the ability to analyze a case from a multitude of angles to ascertain the best bases for appeal. Similarly, oral arguments before the Appellate and Supreme Courts are more formal and are structured differently than in the trial courts.

Our Appellate Team is highly trained, experienced, and skilled in these nuanced areas of advocacy.

About Our Appellate Team

Our Appellate Department is directed by Amanda J. Hamilton, who has been recognized by Leading Lawyers Network as being in the top 2% of attorneys under 40 in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. She has successfully written and argued appeals throughout Illinois. The Illinois Supreme Court typically grants leave to appeal to less than 7% of all civil cases, and Ms. Hamilton has successfully petitioned and argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. She is a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Kane County Bar Association, where she serves as the Chair of the Ethics Committee and sits on the Board of Managers. She has been published in the Illinois Bar Journal, the Kane County Bar Briefs, and teaches seminars on the subjects of legal ethics and recent appellate decisions.

Our Appellate Team has handled appeals, argued before the appellate districts, and presented cases for the Illinois Supreme Court to review. Our team as a scope and depth of experience that few firms can match.

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