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Practices

Appellate

In the past three years alone, WTO lawyers have won appeals in eight federal circuit courts of appeals and two state supreme courts, as well as various lower courts in multiple states. 84% of WTO associates have served appellate or federal court clerkships. These numbers set WTO apart when it comes to achieving clients' goals through the appellate process.

WTO attorneys handle numerous cases from litigation through trial, and following trial through appeal. Many clients also hire WTO for appeals of adverse verdicts handled by other firms. We understand that careful study of the record and efficient resolution are both important to new appellate clients. From the outset of such engagements, WTO attorneys ask questions and listen carefully to understand how best achieve success for our clients.

Trial Instincts, Appellate Aptitude
Trial experience sets WTO's appellate lawyers apart. Our extensive trial experience informs our appellate strategies, long before the appellate stage. At the same time, our deep appellate knowledge helps our trial teams preserve the record in all the ways that matter most to appellate outcomes. 

WTO attorneys prepare for every case as if it will go to verdict, and we approach each trial as if the outcome may be appealed. When an appellate lawyer joins a trial team to preserve critical issues, and when that attorney understands how to do so without impairing the prospects for a trial court win, clients come out ahead.

Cases

Attorneys

Carolyn J. Fairless
Co-Managing Partner
P. 303.244.1852
F. 303.244.1879
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Peter W. Herzog III
Partner
P. 314.326.4129
F. 303.244.1879
P. 303.244.0117
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Brendan L. Loy
Staff Counsel
P. 303.244.0167
F. 303.244.1879
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Allison R. McLaughlin
Of Counsel & Professional Development Manager
P. 303.244.1943
F. 303.244.1879
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Michael T. Williams
Co-Managing Partner
P. 303.244.1867
F. 303.244.1879
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