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Appellate

Among our appellate team of lawyers are former clerks to U.S. Supreme Court justices, the U.S. Court of Appeals for multiple circuits, and the Missouri Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

We argue appeals in highly significant matters in courts across the United States and routinely appear before the Eighth Circuit and the Missouri Supreme Court and appellate court. Our clients include some of the most recognized names in industry.

Because of the firm’s parallel trial court practice, our appellate team can gain useful insights to legal and evidentiary errors that might have affected the outcome in the trial court. Our appellate attorneys work side by side with trial lawyers from the outset.

Appellants from lawsuits tried by other firms also seek our representation when a new look is needed on appeal. This happens particularly in matters that will come before the courts where we have experience, such as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and other federal and state appellate courts where we argue cases.

Even if we do not argue an appeal, other lawyers often consult with our lawyers on specific aspects of the appeal, such as when insights are needed in moot or mock arguments as a means of preparation.

Companies turn to Dowd Bennett for the breadth and depth of our appellate experience. Our work spans jurisdictions, including argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Missouri Supreme Court and appellate courts. We advocate for companies of all sizes as well as individuals.

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Dowd Bennett is a litigation firm with extensive courtroom experience. Led by trial-seasoned lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and judicial law clerks, our team shares tenacity, a passion for seeing cases through trial and a complete commitment to client service.