Appellate Advocacy

The Appellate Advocacy attorneys at Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. have experience in numerous substantive areas of the law including: catastrophic injury, estate and trust disputes, creditor/debtor issues and real estate/foreclosure disputes. Our appellate attorneys have argued cases in various Illinois Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Pre-trial and trial services include assisting with the preparation of motions in limine, directed verdict motions, motions for judgment notwithstanding a verdict and motions for remittitur/additur. Our appellate attorneys also monitor trial testimony and evidentiary rulings to ensure that a proper record is created.

Post-trial and pre-appeal services include preparation of notices of appeal, obtaining bonds and stays pending appeal, obtaining the reports of proceeding, and ensuring the record on appeal is properly filed.

Appellate services include drafting of briefs and collaborating with trial counsel to ensure the best possible presentation at oral argument and to ensure compliance with all applicable procedural rules.

Appeals can be stressful and present numerous potential pitfalls if the procedural rules are not correctly followed and the best issues are not identified. Contact us today so we can discuss how we can assist in your appellate matter.