appellate co-counsel

Outten & Golden's lawyers have a track record of assisting attorneys around the country with their appellate needs on an advisory basis or as co-counsel. An appeal is a critical, but potentially hazardous, stage in a case: a 2009 study published in the Harvard Law and Policy Review revealed a 30 to 40% reversal rate in federal court in favor of employers who appeal a successful plaintiff's judgment. Outten & Golden recommends that a firm or client who may be taking—or defending—an appeal consider retaining outside, independent counsel to review the record and advise about appellate strategy.