Appellate Services

Chicago civil appeals attorney Steven Merican handles appellate litigation for trial lawyers who would rather concentrate on their trial work than spend their time drafting an appellate brief. Trial lawyers can enhance their services by collaborating with an experienced appellate practioner. In addition, he represents clients directly as appellants or respondents in either Illinois or federal appeals. For further information about his ability to take care of your appeal, contact Illinois appeals lawyer Steven Merican.

As part of his portfolio of services, Mr. Merican can:

  • Work with trial counsel as needed to preserve or overturn a trial court judgment or reviewable order.
  • Petition for further review in the Illinois Supreme Court or U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Convene an appellate focus group of retired judges and senior attorneys to evaluate and critique your own appellate brief.
  • Serve as local counsel in Chicago and the Chicago area Collar Counties for out-of-town attorneys on discrete discovery motions, case management tasks, or with comprehensive trial support services.

Mr. Merican accepts all aspects of a state or federal civil appeal on a client retainer or attorney referral basis.

Chicago civil appellate lawyer Steven Merican holds an AV Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and has 30 years of practice experience in civil litigation and state and federal appeals. To learn more about his ability to help with your appellate litigation, contact his office in Woodridge, Illinois.