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Appellate Law

The Appellate Law Section is built on the combined talent of our attorneys with appellate practice experience and expertise and the talent of our Litigation Section in order to provide thorough and effective representation in the complex area of appellate litigation.  Our appellate attorneys have clerked for state and/or federal court judges, with combined clerkship experience of over 15 years.

They are seasoned in handling appeals in both the state and federal courts and are available to counsel at the trial and appellate court levels.  In the trial court, our attorneys collaborate with trial counsel on strategic and tactical matters by identifying and preserving potential appealable issues throughout the trial process and crafting effective motions on substantive legal issues.  In the appellate court, our attorneys manage motion practice, thoroughly review the record, identify appealable issues, develop arguments that address legal and policy issues, and draft appellate pleadings that present a concise, thorough analysis of the issues unique to your case.

We accomplish this through our appellate attorneys’ strong oral advocacy skills and persuasive writing expertise.  We are available to assist individual and corporate clients with challenging and novel appellate issues in a large variety of practice areas, including original actions.

Appellate Law Attorneys

  1. Leigh A. Maxa
    Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of… Read more about Leigh A. Maxa Attorney At Law
  2. John P. Maxwell
    John is a director of KWGD. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense litigation, general civil litigation, appellate practice, creditor’s rights, business law and real estate law, and is admitted to practice in… Read more about John P. Maxwell Attorney At Law
  3. Karen Soehnlen McQueen
    Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that focuses on areas of employment litigation and labor, representing employers in all labor matters… Read more about Karen Soehnlen McQueen Attorney At Law
  4. Matthew P. Mullen
    Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. He practices throughout Ohio, as well as northern West Virginia… Read more about Matthew P. Mullen Attorney At Law
  1. Matthew W. Onest
    Matthew Onest has more than nine years’ experience protecting the interests of manufacturers, businesses of all sizes, property owners, and energy companies in all aspects of civil litigation. He has significant trial experience in many… Read more about Matthew W. Onest Attorney At Law
  2. Joseph Pasquarella
    Joseph J. Pasquarella
    Joe is a director/shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Since joining the firm in 2013, Joe has successfully handled all phases of civil and commercial litigation, including… Read more about Joseph J. Pasquarella Attorney At Law
  3. Owen J. Rarric
    Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  As a trial lawyer, Owen's practice is focused in the areas of Business Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Construction Litigation, and… Read more about Owen J. Rarric Attorney At Law
  4. James M. Williams
    Jim is a director-shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He maintains a sophisticated, multifaceted litigation and appellate practice, aggressively serving clients in a wide-array… Read more about James M. Williams Attorney At Law
  1. Scott M. Zurakowski
    Scott Zurakowski has scored major class action, mass action and collective action victories in the oil and gas industry on behalf of oil and gas producers, employers as well as national real estate developers.  Scott recently led the… Read more about Scott M. Zurakowski Attorney At Law

Appellate Law News Articles

Attorney Aletha M. Carver Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as Specialist in Appellate Law
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
01.09.18
CANTON, OHIO, January 9, 2018 - The law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) announced today that attorney Aletha M. Carver has been certified as an appellate law specialist by the Ohio State Bar… More of "Attorney Aletha M. Carver Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as Specialist in Appellate Law"