What Is an Appeal in a Civil Trial?
In civil litigation a civil trial appeal is the process whereby an appellate court reviews the decision of a lower court or tribunal. An appellant may seek to overturn the lower court's decision, modify it or remand for rehearing with specific instructions. An appeal must be based on legal error; the appellate court will not weigh factual disputes which arose in the lower court but instead must determine if any errors were committed by the lower court's ruling. When initiating an appeal, one must provide written appeal forms to the appropriate court presenting a brief synopsis of why an appeal should be granted. This can include anything from airing grievances about judicial mistakes to any inconsistencies that occurred during the civil trial's proceedings.
Winning an appeal requires substantial legal expertise and time-consuming research while also marshalling persuasive legal arguments in support of one's position. Depending on the specifics of the case and its precedence, an appellate court can grant or deny an appeal. Many civil trial appeals result in decisions that overturn or modify verdicts, providing litigants with a chance to receive a successful outcome through civil trial appeals when initial rulings are unfavorable.
Uniquely Positioned to Help with Zoning Appeals
If you have an ordinance challenge, easement or boundary line issue that has not been resolved, call the property attorneys who are specifically experienced in Georgia land use and zoning litigation. A knowledgeable lawyer in these areas can offer insights that are essential to getting the best results. Our attorneys are passionate, aggressive and ready to present a strong case on your behalf.
At Miles Hansford, LLC, we provide smart strategies and creative solutions for every type of property issue. We have litigated multiple zoning cases in front of the court of appeals and the Supreme Court.
Our team is comprised of experienced real estate attorneys who represent individuals and businesses in and around northeast Georgia. Property cases we litigate include:
- Zoning approvals, including conditional and special use permits, variances, rezoning requests and appeals
- Ordinance challenges and appeals
- Property boundaries, easements and titles
- Subdivisions and split lots
- Environmental compliance
- Business licensing and regulatory compliance
Our attorneys have a history of litigating and resolving property disputes and are ready to help with your property litigation needs.
We also handle construction litigation cases for clients that include residential and commercial builders, contractors, developers, architects, engineers and suppliers. We have served as pursuit counsel to litigation and appeals for construction defects.
Serving Your Appellate Needs
Our aggressive defense in court is known throughout Forsyth County, Fulton County and the surrounding areas of Georgia. Let us use our strong litigation tactics to assist you with an appeal. Schedule a property law discussion with one of our attorneys.
Kevin J. McDonoughAttorney & PartnerKevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then applies a ...
J. Paul MitchellSenior AssociatePaul Mitchell represents developers, builders, and property owners in real estate, zoning, and land use matters throughout the Atlanta metro area. He also represents business owners in various corporate matters and commercial litigation. Having formerly ...
Joshua A. ScogginsAttorney & PartnerJosh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
Knox L. AllenAssociateKnox Allen joined Miles Hansford, LLC in 2023. His primary practice areas are criminal defense and family law; however, he also handles general civil litigation matters. Knox graduated from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and earned a Bachelor of ...
Brian has helped me and my family with several cases. Not only is he an amazing and knowledgeable attorney, he also truly cares about his clients. I can't thank Brian enough and, if the need arises, I would not hesitate to call on him again.
- We Provide a One-on-One Client Experience
- We're Committed to Finding a Solution
- Years of Collective Legal Experience
- We Want the Best for Each Client