We Help You to Avoid Costly Mistakes as a Government Contractor
Government Contract Appeals, Small Business Appellate Cases, Contract Bid Protests, Contract Disputes Act Appellate Court Attorneys.
Unfortunately, lower courts do commit a legal error that sometimes can be reversible if you can catch the error in time to meet the appeal deadlines.
By bringing your case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), you can show why your case was wrongly decided.
- Save time and money by getting your case analysis
- Our government contract appellate lawyers understand the procurement process and the issues that can arise on the appellate level.
- We help contractors determine the risks and benefits of appealing to the federal circuit court.
- We help small businesses and large government contractors litigate complex matters before the appeals court.
Whether you are appealing a bid protest decision from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, a Contract Disputes Act case from ASBCA or Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, or a small business government contract adverse decision, our Federal Circuit appellate practice lawyers can help.
Government Contracting and Types of Appellate Cases We Litigate
Our experienced trial attorneys and federal appeals lawyers represent our procurement and government contract clients in complex litigation matters including:
- Bid protest appeals at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Contract Disputes Act appeals
- Contract termination for default appeals
- Federal construction claims appeals
- Federal government contract small business and SBA affiliation matters
- Contract claims and disputes
- SBA Small Business Programs (E.g. HUBZone and 8(a) Business Development Program matters.
- Various procurement law appellate matters
How Do We Move Forward in Representing You?
After you decide to file an appeal at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, our government contract appellate court attorneys start by developing the critical issues for appeal, we also then conduct the legal research to apply prior rulings to the facts in your specific case. In federal government contracting, there is also a myriad of regulations that are highly relevant and must also be reviewed.
- The goal is to promptly develop a persuasive legal brief that concisely outlines the issues before the judges.
- One of the critical tasks involved is for us to consult with the company decision-makers to discuss the process and the pros and cons of filing an appeal.
Not All Cases Will Survive an Appeal
Our federal procurement appellate lawyers cannot guaranty that every case will win on appeal. However, a thorough review of the issues and assessment of the lower court’s errors could build the foundation for assessing the likelihood of success.
- Learn the long term effect of a win on appeal and what can happen if a case is remanded back to the lower court.
- Our appellate practice lawyers also help clients to consider how a win can impact future government contract awards.
At Watson & Associates, the goal of our federal circuit court appeal lawyers is to develop a sound and persuasive appellate brief for submission to the court. Unfortunately, this takes a considerable amount of time and effort.
Drafting an appellate brief is the bedrock of your case because the judges will review and discuss the briefs internally. Judges will have already assessed your brief before oral arguments.
The appellate brief will also set the tone for the credibility of your appellate lawyer and also create questions from the circuit court judges.
The bedrock of litigating a case at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is to be prepared for oral argument. A panel of three judges will preside over the oral argument hearing. In a government contract and federal procurement appeals case, there can be a series of questions posed by the judges. Therefore, the time and effort that goes into representation and legal preparation is substantial.
With regards to the process of preparing for oral arguments, the response must be filed by each counsel who will argue on behalf of each party in the case. The principal counsel in the case must sign the response.
Total argument time (including rebuttal time) is limited to 15 minutes per side for panel hearings and 30 minutes per side for en banc hearings unless otherwise directed by order of the court.
To be effective at the oral argument stage, our federal appeals lawyers understand that the focus must be balanced between answering the judges’ questions in addition to making any adjustments to pursued the court that your position best reflects that law and more importantly the court ruling that the lower court has in fact erred in its decision.
Help for Medium and Large Federal Contractors and Small Businesses Nationwide and Overseas
United States Federal Circuit Court Appellate Attorneys Serving Government Contractors in Washington DC and Nationwide
As federal appellate practice lawyers to the federal circuit courts, we understand the substantive areas and united states Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rules involved in federal procurement including bid protests, Contract Disputes Act, the Court’s jurisdiction and disputes regarding claims and small business matters.
As your appellate court attorneys, our goal is to keep costs down while developing a strategic plan of action that can convince the federal circuit court judges to rule in your favor. Contact one of our lawyers today
Call Watson’s Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Appellate Lawyers Today for Immediate Help
If you are a federal government contractor and have recently received an adverse decision from the Court of Federal Claims (COFC); ASBCA or CBCA, call the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit law firm at Watson & Associates, LLC. As federal appeals lawyers, we put together teams that can pursue the complex legal issues involved in federal procurement litigation.
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