Types of appeals
John Derrick has handled civil appeals — large and small — in cases involving a wide range of subjects, including the ones shown on the right.
The specialization that John Derrick offers is the “art of the appeal.” Within that specialization, he covers most types of cases.
John Derrick’s clients include businesses — large and small — as well as individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds.
Often, the issue on appeal has little to do with the nature of the underlying dispute. For example, the underlying dispute might be about a wrongful death, but the appeal might be about jurisdictional or procedural issues. Part of the secret of appeals is looking beyond the surface of what the case is about in order to identify promising issues.
As diverse as the subject matter of his cases may be, John Derrick finds that they usually have one thing in common: There is a client facing an issue hugely important to him or her at a personal level. And when John Derrick represents the party bringing the appeal, the client is typically confronting an immense disappointment from what took place in the lower court, often one with life-changing consequences. John Derrick never loses sight of that fact.