Appellate Advocacy

Appellate advocacy refers to the legal representation by our attorneys before any state or federal court of intermediate or final appeal.


  • Defending and prosecuting appeals and related writs:
    • Appellate courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia
  • Handling appeals and related writs:
    • Fourth and the D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal
    • Supreme Court of the United States

Due to the firm’s extensive experience and expertise litigating at the appellate level, the firm reports the following appellate successes:

Firm Qualifications

The attorneys in Franklin & Prokopik’s Appellate Advocacy practice are all experienced trial counsel and often asked to assist trial counsel in review of appellate issues before, during and after the trial. They are often able to make the record “speak” to the issues and concerns of the particular appellate tribunal, which are frequently based on matters of public policy and are often quite distinct and different from those important to a trial judge and jury.