Lawyers and clients in Minnesota and beyond turn to Maslon’s Appellate Group to preserve their trial court victories or to persuade an appeals court of the trial court's error. Our attorneys have earned a place among leading practitioners as the "go-to" lawyers for complex and challenging appeals in the Minnesota appellate courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and other appellate courts around the country including the United States Supreme Court. Our cases include important constitutional law decisions as well as leading authorities in every type of commercial, financial, corporate, and minority shareholder litigation. We are particularly known for our experience in product liability cases and the myriad of legal issues presented therein.
We pride ourselves on being team players, regularly offering second opinions to clients facing appellate challenges and working with trial counsel anytime that is feasible. Depending on our client's needs and the demands of the appeal, we will handle every aspect of an appeal or collaborate with trial counsel on the briefing and presentation of the appeal. We also frequently assist clients in evaluating potential appeals, arranging moot court sessions to assist lawyers for oral argument, and recruiting support for amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs.
Our experienced team includes former federal and state court law clerks and Maslon attorneys have literally "written the book"—or books—on Minnesota and Eighth Circuit appellate practice. We have co-authored and co-edited the leading treatises on practice in both court systems and David Herr, head of Maslon’s Appellate Group, has personally served as Reporter to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committees on Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (since 1996) and Rules of Civil Procedure (since 1983). Briefly, we’ve seen it all, done it all, and are dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for our clients.