A successful appellate strategy includes understanding what needs to happen at trial – both before and after a verdict. At Donohue Brown, our appellate practice works closely with our trial lawyers during a case to ensure the greatest opportunity for a favorable ruling upon appeal. Our sophisticated approach ensures not only that we handle appellate matters stemming from our own matters but that we also represent a steady stream of clients whose cases were tried by other firms.  

Our team has written briefs and argued high-stakes appeals in state appellate and supreme courts in Illinois and throughout the Midwest, as well as appeared before a number of federal appeals courts. Our efforts have secured successful results for our clients on key procedural and evidentiary matters, and in substantive areas such as products liability, securities law and professional liability.




DBMS attorneys continue to work remotely in compliance with the Governor's ongoing shelter in place order and to ensure the safety of our clients, employees and colleagues. In addition to focusing on the work entrusted to us by our clients before the Covid-19 pandemic, we are assisting our clients in protecting medical caregivers from being compelled to turn away from their patients to participate in litigation activities that can wait until the virus is under control.

We salute the medical providers who are valiantly risking their personal safety for the benefit of all of us. Thank you. You are heroes.