Criminal Appellate Attorney in Baltimore

Relentless in Appealing Criminal Charges Across the U.S.

Nathans & Ripke LLP's appellate representation is widely acclaimed for its success. We have decades of experience in criminal and civil appeals in Baltimore and we have developed an extensive body of knowledge tailored to winning appeals and vindicating our client's rights at the appellate level.

Find out what our Baltimore appellate lawyers can do for you by calling (410) 783-0272 or contacting us online.

Trial Versus Appeals: The Nathans & Ripke LLP Advantage

Not all trial attorneys can excel during the appellate stage. The trial and appellate attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP have the essential blend of litigation and appellate experience that allows them to operate as if an appeal is imminent. In other words, our firm's attorneys consider the consequences of appellate positions during state and federal trials.

While we fight to represent our clients' interests at the initial trial stages, we also excel at challenging and overturning trial court legal errors. Our comfort in both legal settings is the cornerstone of our successful appellate practice.

A client's legal issues may be inextricably linked such as when they are facing simultaneous proceedings in the civil and criminal arenas on overlapping charges at different stages of resolution. Our attorneys fluidly move between the trial and appellate courts to ensure that our client's rights are preserved.

How to Have Justice Through Appeals

After conviction, state or federal court clients have several opportunities to obtain a new trial.

A conviction can be reversed as a result of a successful:

  • Direct appeal
  • Petition for writ of certiorari
  • Post-conviction victory awarding a new trial
  • Post-conviction coram nobis petition after the client has completed his sentence

These last two post-conviction options are explained separately as part of our comprehensive post-conviction practice section.

Defending You Until All Options Have Been Exhausted

The attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP have extensive experience and notable successes in correcting errors made at trial through appeals.

Below is a list of some of the legal issues that have formed the basis for some of our appellate victories:

  • Misapplication of evidentiary rules
  • Judges giving the wrong jury instructions
  • Discovery of exculpatory - Brady evidence
  • Judge's improperly communicating with the jury
  • Insufficiency of the evidence
  • Prosecutor errors in closing arguments

If you believe you have grounds for an appeal in criminal or civil court contact Nathans & Ripke LLP today at (410) 783-0272 to speak with a knowledgeable criminal appellate attorney. We serve clients in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and across the country.

Top Tier Firm Devoted to Complex Cases

  • Leadership Positions

    Members of our firm have held leadership positions, including Chair of the American Bar Association White Collar Subcommittee on Federal Sentencing & the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Forfeiture.

  • Knowledge & Experience

    With nearly 100 years of combined experience and insights into complex federal and white collar criminal defense.

  • Honors & Accolades

    Attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP have been recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Best Criminal Defense Attorney for Baltimore in 2015, the Best White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer for Baltimore in 2021, and the Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2021.

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