January 01, 2015

How Not to Regret Your Appeal: Ten Tips for Soothing Your Appellate Lawyer

In the heat of combat, trial lawyers sometimes miss opportunities that might help get a loss reversed on appeal.

Marcia J . Silvers

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“We agree with the Appellant that the prosecutor used highly inflammatory and prejudicial language in closing argument, language that this Court has previously deemed sufficient to justify reversal. However, the Appellant’s lawyer at trial failed to object or otherwise preserve that issue for appeal, and we reluctantly affirm.”

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