Appellate Practice

The highest standards of written and oral advocacy.
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Caplan Cobb specializes in federal and state appellate practice. Working side by side with trial counsel, we have argued and won appeals in significant and precedent-setting civil and criminal cases.

Top-notch appellate advocacy and credentials.

Caplan Cobb’s appellate practice is founded on the highest standards of written and oral advocacy. Our work has been praised as “outstanding,” “deft,” “articulate,” “masterful,” and “of the highest quality.”

We trained under some of the most highly regarded appellate lawyers in the country and clerked for federal trial and appellate judges. Those experiences are tremendously valuable to crafting a successful appeal: determining which issues to appeal, isolating the most persuasive arguments, drafting a powerful brief, and thoroughly preparing for oral argument. We bring unique experience and independent perspective to every appeal.

Judge our appellate work for yourself.

We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about how we would approach your appeal. You can also judge for yourself the quality of our appellate work. Watch James Cobb’s recent argument before the Supreme Court of Georgia:

We offer value to both co-counsel and clients.

We pride ourselves on our strong and collegial relationships with trial counsel, with whom we work closely to develop a comprehensive appellate strategy. We also provide value to clients through our innovative and flexible fee arrangements. We prefer to align our incentives with our client’s goals and to share the risks and rewards on appeal.

Testimonials

  • "Really amazing legal work."

    Co-counsel in an Antitrust Enforcement Suit and Partner of a Major Atlanta Law Firm
  • "Highest quality of written and oral advocacy.  Smart, thorough, and effective in the courtroom."

    Co-counsel in a Complex Appeal
  • “James is one of the best lawyers I’ve ever tried a case with.  He’s meticulous, very smart, has excellent judgment, and is unflappable in even the most difficult circumstances.”

    Co-counsel in a Securities Action and a Partner of a Major Law Firm
  • "Ethical, honest, and strong attorneys."

    Client and Founding Partner of an Atlanta Accounting Firm
  • "Extremely comfortable in the courtroom."

    Co-counsel in High-Profile Class Dispute
  • "An outstanding trial attorney and advocate."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • “I get briefed all day by people around the world, [Brandon’s briefing] was a model—among the clearest, most thoughtful, and most informative I’ve ever gotten.”

    Director of International Strategy for a Fortune Global 500 Company
  • "Meticulous and incredibly thorough."

    Professor of Constitutional Law at a Georgia Law School
  • “Quick and creative . . . work is of the highest quality . . . painstaking excellence.”

    Southern Center for Human Rights
  • “Very highest standards of excellence, professionalism and public service.”

    Co-counsel and Founding Partner of a Major Atlanta Law Firm
  • "Fantastic lawyer.  Legal ability and professionalism are off the charts."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • "An absolutely top-notch lawyer."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • "First-rate analysis, writing, and advocacy skills."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • “Articulate and intelligent and maintained [his] poise through intense questioning.”

    Co-counsel in Appeal of a Significant Financial Dispute
  • “Approaches the law like an old war horse.”

    Co-counsel in Federal Constitutional Case and Former Director of the ACLU
  • “Wise counselors in disputes, and effective, successful litigators.”

    Client and Founding Partner of an Atlanta Accounting Firm
  • "Took the lead on a complex appeal before the Georgia Supreme Court. . . . Professional, energetic, and effective in his presentation, and his writing and oral argument skills were outstanding."

    Co-counsel in a Complex Appeal and a Partner of a Major National Law Firm
  • "An excellent lawyer who provides his clients with representation on the highest level."

    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • “Poised, relaxed, responsive, and articulate.”

    Co-counsel in a Complex Appeal
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