A Trial is All About the Appeal

Campbell Barrett and Judge Lynda B. Munro (Ret.)
Best Lawyers

In their article on the Best Lawyers, Pullman & Comley partner Campbell D. Barrett, chair of the firm's Family Law practice, and Retired Judge Lynda B. Munro, a partner in the Family Law and ADR practices, write that every good trial lawyer must recognize the fact that every trial has the potential for an appeal. The duty of a trial lawyer, therefore, is two-fold: to win the case and protect the record for appellate review.

"The art of advocacy includes the pretrial, trial, and appellate stages in the life of a case. They are three legs of the stool, each interdependent on the other. At the earliest stages of your case construction, you must be thinking of the end stage: the appeal. This approach ensures that you have met the gold standard in representation of your client," they write.

To read the full article on the Best Lawyers website, please click here.


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