Appeals & Critical Motions
Hahn Loeser’s Appeals & Critical Motions Group tackles cases our firm litigates at the trial level, as well as, those in which we had no involvement until after verdict. The appellate team is led by attorneys with substantial experience briefing and arguing appeals in complex commercial cases in federal and state courts around the country. One of the co-chairs of our group, Derek Diaz, is certified as an Appellate Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. The other co-chair, Rupa Singh, has presented federal civil appeals as a staff attorney to virtually every sitting Ninth-Circuit judge between 2010 and 2016. Ms. Singh is presently spearheading an effort to launch an Appellate Inn of Court, only the fifth in the country.
The appellate attorneys routinely consult on a wide variety of litigation matters, including by counseling trial teams and clients on:
- Critical motions, like those involving expert witnesses or class certification;
- Best practices for preserving issues for appeal;
- Strategizing for a successful result on appeal;
- Drafting jury instructions and proposed judgments that can withstand appellate challenges.
These attorneys also identify and monitor appellate rulings and issues of significance for our clients. In addition, the appellate attorneys publish and present on these topics by, among other things, analyzing United States Supreme Court cases each term for internal and external audiences.