In May, 2017, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas granted Littleton Park’s cosmetics manufacturer client summary judgment in a premises liability matter. The trial court found that the Plaintiff failed to establish the prima facie elements of duty and breach as required to reach the jury. Plaintiff subsequently appealed the trial court’s summary judgment decision to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In upholding summary judgment in favor of Littleton Park’s client, the Superior Court found inter alia that the Plaintiff failed to timely appeal the
Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly litigators combine superior writing and oral advocacy skills with a deep understanding of federal and state appeals processes.
Success on the appellate level requires specialized skills. An appellate litigator must possess superior legal writing and research skills, collaborate effectively with other counsel, maintain a comprehensive understanding of state and federal appellate court procedures and have the persuasive speaking skills needed to serve as the client’s trial and appellate advocate.
Our trial and appellate advocates represent clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and in state appellate courts across the country. Each has extensive experience in successfully drafting, prosecuting and defending federal and state civil appeals, complex motion practice, and emergency applications. Our attorneys resolve appeals involving product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation, insurance coverage, and construction litigation among numerous others.
Our attorneys meticulously research and analyze federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law and draft legal research memoranda addressing what are often complex and novel legal questions. Members of our appellate team are passionate advocates. We work closely with our clients and are committed to the efficient and favorable resolution of complex and high-stakes appeals.