Appellate Services

Appealing a matter is a serious and daunting task. Not all firms regularly handle appellate work. This office devotes significant time and effort to appellate advocacy. Notably, Matthew R. Davison previously clerked for the presiding justice of the Illinois Appellate Court's First District.  Additionally, he co-authored a recent publication in the Lake County Bar Journal highlighting issues in appellate practice.

Mr. Davison also served as pro bono counsel on several mental health appeals for individuals subject to involuntary commitment.  He worked closely with the Legal Advocacy Service of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission to research and brief appeals for each appellant. This office consults and accepts appeals from both the appellant and appellee perspective. Generally, most of this office's appellate work involves final orders. Other cases may involve interlocutory appeals or certified questions.