Experienced Ohio Appellate Advocates
Knowledgeable counsel to challenge or defend trial court rulings
For more than twenty years, our attorneys have briefed and argued appeals before the Ohio and United States Supreme Courts, all twelve Ohio Appellate Districts, and the United States Sixth Circuit. They began their careers as staff attorneys in the appellate courts before focusing their careers on contesting, fighting adverse trial court rulings and defending lower court victories in civil, criminal, and administrative proceeding. Our success is due to our commitment to see justice upheld, which is why we keep abreast of litigation trends and ever-changing case law to mount the strongest possible appeal in your case. Drawing upon more than two decades of appellate advocacy, we can spot deficiencies in legal rulings that may overturn a verdict or conviction. Whether you wish to affirm or reverse a decision, our diligent research and knowledge of federal and state case law can maximize your chances for obtaining the result you seek.
An experienced attorney for criminal appeals
We possess the legal knowledge to handle briefing and oral arguments before state and federal appellate courts throughout Ohio, representing clients in numerous appeals in matters involving these grounds:
- Sufficiency of Evidence — Decisions may lack the proper foundation of evidence.
- Weight of Evidence — A guilty verdict may have been rendered even though the evidence introduced weighs strongly in favor of innocence.
- Illegal Search and Seizure — A judge may have permitted evidence to come into court that was taken by police during an illegal search.
- Consecutive Sentences — Ohio law permits consecutive sentences in only select cases, and these stacked penalties are sometimes used for the wrong reasons.
- Sentencing Errors — Sentencing laws are complicated, and it is possible for a court to impose the wrong amount of jail or prison time or court costs that are not authorized.
- Improperly Admitted Testimony — A claim may arise that testimony was hearsay, that it was admitted without any opportunity to cross-examine a witness, or that it was unduly prejudicial.
- Juvenile Bindover — Your child may have been prosecuted for a crime as an adult without a hearing to determine whether that procedure was appropriate.
- Procedural Errors — Violations may be identified under federal or state rules that govern trial litigation.
- Faulty Jury Instructions — Misstated directions from the judge might have improperly influenced jury members in their deliberations.
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel — The trial attorney or your first appeals attorney may have committed significant mistakes that justify a new trial or reopening of an appeal.
For all of these matters, you can rely on advice from an established appellate attorney. When assisting clients with appeals, we take the time at our firm to explain the various aspects and advantages of each step in the process. This way, our clients can make fully informed decisions on how to pursue the most favorable outcome.
Contact an experienced Cleveland appellate attorney for a free initial consultation
If you have questions about an adverse trial decision or are faced with a challenge to a case you’ve won, call Louis E. Grube, at 216-344-9393 or contact him online for a free consultation at our Cleveland office. We are happy to explain the relevant issues in your case and discuss your options for appeal.