Appellate Litigation Practice

On our clients’ behalf, Jones Waldo attorneys have brought or defended dozens of direct appeals from decisions rendered by lower courts. We consult closely with our clients to determine the best appellate strategy and then guide them through the initial procedural phase of direct appeals. Many collateral issues can arise during this often complicated phase of the proceedings, including whether to seek or object to a stay of the lower court’s decision; whether to obtain or object to the posting of an appeal bond; and whether to seek or object to expedited appellate review. Our attorneys have successfully litigated these and other issues related to procedural aspects of appellate proceedings.

After the procedural phase is complete, Jones Waldo attorneys have the background and experience to present top-flight, substantive appellate arguments, both through written briefing and oral appellate advocacy.

Our attorneys have made numerous arguments before state appellate courts, including the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, and the appellate courts of California, Idaho, New Mexico, New York, Michigan, Ohio, and Wyoming. Jones Waldo attorneys also have presented clients’ cases before federal appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the United States Court of Military Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Appellate Litigation Attorneys

Bruce Wycoff Jones Waldo Of Counsel

Bruce Wycoff

Of Counsel

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Angela Shewan Jones Waldo Associate

Angie Shewan

Associate

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Adam Bondy Jones Waldo Associate

Adam Bondy

Associate

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Jared C. Bowman Jones Waldo Attorney

Jared C. Bowman

Attorney

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Janelle Bauer Jones Waldo Attorney

Janelle Eurick Bauer

Attorney

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Elena T. Vetter Jones Waldo

Elena T. Vetter

Associate

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Stephen Clark Jones Waldo Shareholder

Stephen Clark

Shareholder

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Larissa Lee Jones Waldo Associate

Larissa Lee

Of Counsel

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Timothy C. Houpt Jones Waldo Of Counsel

Timothy C. Houpt

Of Counsel

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Michael Judd Jones Waldo Shareholder

Michael Judd

Shareholder

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Michael Patrick O'Brien Jones Waldo Shareholder

Michael Patrick O’Brien

Shareholder

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Vincent C. Rampton Jones Waldo Of Counsel

Vincent C. Rampton

Of Counsel

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Brady L. Rasmussen Jones Waldo Shareholder

Brady L. Rasmussen

Shareholder

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Marci B. Rechtenbach Jones Waldo Of Counsel

Marci B. Rechtenbach

Of Counsel

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Jerome Romero Jones Waldo Shareholder

Jerome Romero

Shareholder

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Gary G. Sackett Jones Waldo Of Counsel

Gary G. Sackett

Of Counsel

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Paul R. Smith Jones Waldo Shareholder

Paul R. Smith

Shareholder

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Nathan D Thomas Jones Waldo Chairman

Nathan D. Thomas

President

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Mark D. Tolman Jones Waldo Shareholder

Mark D. Tolman

Shareholder

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Experience

Petitions for Writ of Certiorari

  • Jones Waldo attorneys have experience petitioning for (and opposing petitions for) a writ of certiorari, by which a party asks one appellate court to undertake an optional review of the ruling of another appellate court.
  • We have successfully opposed certiorari petitions filed with state supreme courts asking for a review of a decision rendered by a panel of the state intermediate court of appeals. We have also filed successful petitions for writ of certiorari for clients, in which we have persuaded state supreme courts to hear their clients’ appeals from decisions of intermediate appellate courts.

Extraordinary Proceedings

  • Jones Waldo attorneys also have experience representing clients before appellate courts in non-traditional proceedings. For instance, we have successfully initiated original proceedings with appellate courts, such as petitions for extraordinary writs and petitions for writs of mandamus. We also have successfully filed and maintained interlocutory appeals in certain situations.