Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Attorneys Making Sure That Legal Merits of Your Case are Ripe for Appeal. Get Help Addressing the Errors Committed by the Lower Court in a Federal Government Procurement Case Can Help Focus on the Real Legal Issues that the Appeals Court Must Focus on.
Appealing a case to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), whether intervening or bringing the appeal, requires a different set of litigation skills and knowledge than that required at the trial court level.
- Not every case is fit for appeal simply because the standard of review is significantly different than at the trial court level ( usually the Court of Claims).
- Depending on the rationale for wanting to appeal the lower court’s decision, preparation for an appellate case can be time-consuming and costly.
- Spending the resources to properly evaluate the merits of your appeal up front can save thousands of dollars compared to filing an appellate case only to have it dismissed.
- Unlike the other courts of appeals, the court of appeals for the federal circuit has very strict guidelines and when it comes to jurisdiction and other disputes raised by the government, appellate lawyers should be well aware of the procurement law nuances that can arise.
Our Appellate Attorneys understand federal government procurement law and the contested issues that arise at the appellate level. Not all Federal Circuit Court Of Appeals attorneys understand federal government contracting.
The focus on each case is the error committed by the lower court and not the initial merits of the case as it would be at the trial court level. When it comes to government contracts and procurement appellate cases, you should also consider retaining legal counsel that understands the substantive areas of government contract law.
- The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit differs from the other courts of appeals because it mainly looks at the level of error committed by the lower court and not to retry the case on the merits.
Having a detailed review of the record from the agency level all the way to the appellate level is the path that finds errors in the record, evidence that was not properly admitted, or other reversible error.
- You want to get an honest opinion as to the strength and weakness of your appellate case early.
- Hiring an appellate lawyer promptly after the trial court rules is advisable. The appeal lawyer would have more time to properly assess the lower courts’ record.
With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, the appellate lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC help government contractors across the United States and overseas to assess the merits of filing an appeal to the Federal Circuit Court and to aggressively advocate on their behalf.
United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals & Government Appellate Lawyers Services
- Court of Federal Claims (COFC) Bid Protest Appeals
- Circuit Court Jurisdiction Disputes
- Competition in Contracting Act
- Termination for Default & Convenience Appeals
- Appeal Summary Judgement Decisions
- Government Contract Claims & Contract Disputes Act Appellate cases
- ASBCA Appeals
- CBCA Appeal Decisions
- SBA OHA small business decisions to CAFC
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CAFC Contract Disputes Act & Government Contract Claims Appeals
Many appellate cases are brought before the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC due to an alleged legal error at the lower court. Disputes including a lower court’s decision regarding construction contract delay claims, differing site conditions, and liquidated damages in federal government construction contracts that are in dispute.
- Our CAFC Federal Circuit Court of Appeals lawyers will review the record and provide detailed guidance about the merits of any potential appeal to the federal circuit.
- Upon a detailed review, we advise our clients about the merits of a potential appeal and the pros and cons.
Bid Protest Appeals to the Federal Circuit Court
As a federal contractor, you may have received an adverse decision at the Court of Federal Claims level or some other lower court. You may want to consider appealing the Court Federal Claims decision. However, you want to see where the merits stand for appeal. Our federal appellate court lawyers handle government contract bid protest appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- With our deep understanding of the procurement process and bid protest litigation, we can provide you with an honest assessment of a potential appeal.
Getting a detail legal assessment early is better than spending hundreds of thousands in litigation cost to only get an adverse decision from the court.
US Federal Circuit Appeal Representation – SBA OHA Decisions to the US Court of Appeals Washington DC
Watson’s government contract law appeals attorneys also represent small businesses by appealing adverse decisions from SBA Office of Hearings and SBA OHA Appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Our federal appellate lawyers litigate cases involving SBA affiliation rules and Small Business Size Appeal decisions involving the various aspects of the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule, teaming arrangements, Joint Venture Agreements, and Mentor Protégé relationships.
US Court of Appeals Process
When a case at the US Court of Appeals for the Circuit is docketed with the Clerk of the Court, and assigned a docket number, each party must then prepare and file appellate briefs that address the material arguments. The appellate attorneys will also submit materials (relevant documents in the record, transcripts of testimony derived from the lower court.
- When appellate briefs are filed, the court schedules the case for oral arguments before the judges. Each side gets between 15 and 30 minutes to present oral arguments.
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Jurisdiction
This court’s jurisdiction to hear stems from Article III of the United States Constitution. As federal appeal lawyers, Watson & Associates’ provide legal advice and high-level representation to small businesses and large firms seeking appellate review of lower court decisions.
Federal Circuit litigation for a United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals attorney can be very time intensive and need focused and dedicated attention by appellate attorneys. The Court hears a variety of government contracting cases including Contract Disputes Act Claims against the government, COFC bid protest appeals, SBA OHA small business appeals, appeals from the United States Court of Federal Claims, appeal from the Boards of Contract Appeals.
Call Our Washington DC US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Lawyers
For immediate help from one of the top appellate law firms for government contracting, with appealing a case to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, call our CO and Washington DC government contracts federal circuit court of appeals lawyers at 1-866-601-5518. FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.