Focused on Massachusetts Appellate Litigation
If you did not succeed, an appeal could provide much needed relief. If you did succeed, the other side may challenge that outcome. If you succeeded in part, you may wish to appeal that part that you lost. Whatever the outcome, you need experienced appellate counsel to advise you of your options in a new, higher court — the appellate court.
Appellate focus. Attorney William M. Driscoll is an experience in appellate advocacy, both civil appeals and criminal appeals. Attorney Driscoll has pursued justice in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts SupremeJudicial Court (SJC), and to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Stronger arguments. Attorney Driscoll offers appellate perspective. An appeal is not a retrial, it decides whether an error in the lower court requires relief. At times, the lower courts simply "get it wrong." Other times a case presents the need to extend or change the existing law. There is no substitute for crisp, precise, and focused legal analysis and argument.
Better outcomes. Attorney Driscoll knows how appellate judges think. He speaks their language. He confidently discusses the law with panels of appellate justices so that they may make an informed decision. The ability to frankly present the facts and the law is key for appellate persuasion. Each level of appeal becomes more critical, so start on your best footing.
Services for attorneys. Attorney Driscoll also offers his appellate expertise to other lawyers at all stages of litigation. He provides strategic litigation planning with an eye towards preserving the record for appeal. He provides appellate-level research and analysis for motion and jury instruction preparation, and can act in a "second-chair" capacity at trial to avoid waiver problems and preserve issues for appeal.