My Appellate Experience

I filed my first appellate brief with the South Carolina Court of Appeals in 2000 and I have been handling appeals ever since.
I have been handling appellate cases for over 20 years.

These are cases I have been involved in that have resulted in published opinions. This means the Court felt that the case was significant enough that their opinion should be published for judges and lawyers to read and use in deciding future cases:

  • Bowers v. Bowers
    349 S.C.85 (Ct. App. 2002)
  • DSS v. Phillips
    365 S.C. 572 (Ct. App. 2005)
  • Ross v. Ross
    394 S.C. 261 (Ct. App. 2011)
  • Susan R. v. Donald R.
    389 S.C. 107 (Ct. App. 2010)
  • SCDSS v. Mary C.
    396 S.C. 15 (Ct. App. 2011)

These are cases I have been involved in where the Court’s issued an unpublished opinion. In these cases, the Court’s opinion resolved the dispute between the parties, but is not used to help decide future cases.

  • State v. Carter
  • Yown v. Yown
  • Cline v. Cline
  • Sherbert v. Beach
  • Smith v. Smith
  • Barber v. Smith and Eison
  • Rainwater v. Rainwater
  • Zortea v. Zortea

I have also taught other lawyers how to handle appeals.
Click here to download and read my article which is based on a presentation I gave in 2011 for Family Court lawyers explaining the basics of the appellate process.
In it, I explained not only how the appellate process works, but also what they needed to do at trial to give the best chance of success if the decision had to be appealed.