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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.

Related cases

Lowe v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 730 N.E.2d 58 (Ill. App.1st Dist.), leave denied, 191 Ill. 2d 534 (2000)05/01/2000

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

Bartik v. Defendant Physician

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 766 N.E.2d 685 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 2000)04/01/2000

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Reversed on Appeal

Rice v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 736 N.E.2d 1145 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 2000)03/01/2000

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Denial of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Reversed

Brown v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 714 N.E.2d 556 (Ill App. 1st Dist.), leave denied, 720 N.E.2d 1089 (1999)05/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Defense Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Norton v. Defendant Insurance Company

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 756 N.E.2d 483 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1999)04/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Insurance Company

Outcome:

Dismissal of Amended Complaint Affirmed

General Casualty Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 592 N.W.2d 198 (Wis. 1999)03/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 592 N.W.2d 201 (Wis. 1999)02/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

Wallis v. Defendant Physician

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 756 N.E.2d 489 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1999)01/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Summary Judgment for Defendant Affirmed

Portwood v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 685 N.E.2d 941 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1997), affirmed, 702 N.E.2d 1102 (Ill. 1998)01/01/1998

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Class Action Affirmed

Uldrych v. Defendant Surgeon and Hospital

Illinois Supreme Court 01/21/2011

Client:

Defendant Surgeon

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of surgeon and against hospital on implied indemnity cross claim

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