Approaching $3 Billion in Judgments Reversed on Appeal
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
The lawyers of Jacobs and Diemer are routinely called upon to represent civil litigants across the State of Michigan but are also frequently retained in bet the company litigation nationwide. Our firm′s vast experience, top notch legal research capabilities, and portability allow us to offer invaluable second chair assistance to the trial team in order to prepare the case for the inevitable appeal in both state and federal courts. With nearly 60 years of combined experience as appellate specialists, our firm′s experience literally ranges from Anti-trust to Zoning and everything in between. To better understand the breadth of the firm’s experience as appellate specialists, please click here for a complete list of cases the lawyers of the firm have handled
CATASTROPHIC DAMAGES CLAIMS ON APPEAL
- The firm is closing in on $3 billion in adverse verdicts or judgments that have been set aside by appellate courts in cases where Jacobs and Diemer served as lead counsel. We are appellate specialists whose practice is dedicated to overturn disastrous jury verdicts in “Bet The Company” litigation. This almost $3 Billion figure does not include savings earned by clients and insurance carriers that result from our firm's aggressive appellate litigation that can garner favorable settlement terms, carving millions off the jury verdict without the costs and expense of a full-blown appeal. While no result can ever be guaranteed, our track record of appellate reversals is impeccable and speaks to the quality of the law years at the firm
- When no final order has been entered in the case and appellate review is wholly discretionary, the lawyers of Jacobs and Diemer have a stellar track record of convincing the appellate court to wrest the case away from the lower court. At times, the interlocutory appeal presents a dispositive or controlling issue of law that, if successful, can avoid an upcoming trial altogether, sparing the client from incurring defense costs and the uncertainties of trial. Other times, however, where the lower court has ordered a new trial or sought to compel the release of sensitive, proprietary material that the client must shield from disclosure, we often reverse these interlocutory losses upstairs.
SECOND CHAIR LITIGATION SUPPORT
- When the facts, venue and amount at issue set up a case for an inevitable appeal, many of our firm′s clients have benefitted from retaining us to work side-by-side with trial counsel to preserve and hone the important issues that might win the case in the appellate system. The lawyers at Jacobs and Diemer work with the trial team to exclude evidence, prepare defense favorable jury instructions, draft and argue dispositive motions before, during and after trial, and to assist in any way needed to help try to win the case that must be won.
- Rounding out the firm′s practice is insurance coverage litigation, both on behalf of policy holders and insurance carriers. The firm′s world class legal research capabilities lend themselves to top notch insurance policy analysis, often times unearthing avenues of coverage undetectible by other attorneys. Likewise, when an insurance carrier needs to defend its position on a coverage question, the firm′s superb analytical and brief writing skills distill complex insurance coverage into persuasive, understandable terms.