Our Illinois appeals lawyers handle state and federal appeals in all jurisdictions, and before all state and federal courts.
An example of the firm’s success in an appeal was the case of Suzanne Phillips v. Phyllis Gannotti (Cook County). Momkus McCluskey, LLC successfully overturned a $400,000 verdict when the First District Appellate Court reversed and remanded for a new trial on all issues.
During the original trial, a witness to an auto accident was barred from testifying as to his opinion that the plaintiff was speeding at the time of the accident. In its opinion, the First District Appellate Court reversed the barring of Charles Parcell’s opinion, concluding that the trial judge’s choice of the “drastic” sanction of barring Parcell’s opinion testimony was an abuse of discretion. The appellate court reversed the $400,000 verdict and remanded for a new trial on all issues.
In both litigation and the handling of appeals, Momkus McCluskey, LLC is committed to zealous advocacy on behalf of our clients’ interests. Our appellate attorneys review all details of an appealable case in pursuit of innovative, practical solutions leading to optimum results.
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