Whether in state or federal court in South Carolina or Georgia, and whether dealing with a criminal conviction or a civil appeal, our appellate lawyers understand that the appellate process is not the same as normal litigation. We understand the key distinctions between trying a case to a judge or jury, and arguing a case on appeal. At the Tucker Law Firm, we are licensed to practice law in all state courts in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as the following federal courts: United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Our appellate attorneys stay in touch with the rapidly evolving laws, regulations and precedents in South Carolina and Georgia that affect potential appeals. Very few cases actually get reversed on appeal. Contrary to popular opinion, appellate courts do not re-try cases and they are usually limited to the evidence presented in the lower court. Most reversals occur when there are incorrect rulings, erroneous admissions of evidence, incorrect interpretations of the law, improper jury instructions, or insufficient evidence.
Making a persuasive appellate argument and being able to identify the key issues mishandled in the lower court is an art. This is one reason why so few lawyers are successful on appeal. If you are considering an appeal, we urge you to consider the Player Law Firm as your source for legal advice and appellate representation. For further information about appeals or appellate law in South Carolina or Georgia, please contact us today. The Player Law Firm is an established general practice law firm with offices in Columbia, South Carolina, and Chapin, South Carolina. We are licensed to practice law in South Carolina and Georgia, and handle the litigation needs of clients from Augusta to Columbia, including communities in the counties of Richland, Kershaw, Sumter, Calhoun, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield and Orangeburg.