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Williams Montgomery & John Ltd. maintains a highly skilled appellate practice group to protect our clients' trial court victories and work to overturn unfavorable rulings. We often are retained to appeal lawsuits that were tried by counsel at other law firms.

Our appellate attorneys have briefed and argued dozens of cases in state and federal appellate courts throughout the United States. Our appellate attorneys work closely with the firm's trial lawyers to assist with motions in limine, jury instructions conferences and briefing of critical motions. We also are called upon to draft amicus briefs to advocate the interests of the firm's clients. A persuasive brief from an amicus can affect an appellate court's resolution of novel or particularly significant legal issues.

The firm's appellate advocacy on behalf of clients has resulted in more than 300 reported opinions, many of which involve significant legal issues of first impression. As illustrated by the representative matters listed below, our attorneys have experience with appeals involving a wide range of legal issues, including contract and commercial disputes, product, general and professional liability, insurance coverage, employment law and civil rights.

Our appellate practitioners have represented clients before state appellate and supreme courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.

Williams Montgomery & John's appellate practice is led by C. Barry Montgomery.

For more information about the firm's appellate practice, please contact Mr. Montgomery at 312.443.3242 or cbm@willmont.com.