Appeals have strict timelines for filing. If you are considering an appeal your best option is to contact us as soon as possible.
A ruling against you may not be the end of your legal options. Sometimes the issues are important enough that you should consider your rights to appeal the decision. When you file an appeal you remove the case from the Circuit Court that entered the judgement and move it to the Oregon Court of Appeals where it will be heard by new judges that review the Circuit Court for mistakes.
The focus and priorities of the Court of Appeals differ significantly from the Circuit Court, and they have entirely different procedural rules. At the appeal level most cases will be decided on written briefs without ever hearing testimony. Our office has been zealously and successfully representing clients at the Court of Appeals for years. We can explain the process to you and help you decide if the appeal should be your next step.