Practice Areas & Industries: Husch Blackwell LLP


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We are available to offer a wide variety of services to our clients in addition to traditional appeals, including preparation of post-trial motions, transfer applications, and writ petitions.  We are available to consult with trial attorneys during trial preparation or the trial itself, as decisions made at those stages of a case significantly impact strategy and options at the appellate level.

Our appellate attorneys have earned honors such as the David J. Dixon Award for outstanding appellate work and membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Members of our group are retained, often at the referral of other trial counsel, to represent clients in high profile appeals across the country.


Our appellate members possess extraordinary analytical and writing skills.  We have expertise in a wide range of substantive law, as well as the rules and procedures of appellate courts.

Representative Matters

Business and Commercial Litigation
We have successfully handled appeals involving a broad range of business and commercial litigation, including:

  • Securities fraud
  • Securities broker-dealers and investment advisors liability
  • Directors’ and officers’ fiduciary duties
  • Antitrust
  • Lender liability for banks and financial institutions
  • Real estate
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Contract
  • Environmental
  • Tax
  • Energy and public utility

Labor and Employment Litigation
We have successfully handled appeals, involving:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • State Civil Rights Acts
  • Workers' compensation retaliation

Other Appellate Matters
Other examples of cases successfully tried and won on appeal include:

  • Constitutional issues involving the United States Constitution and state constitutions
  • Statutory construction
  • Land use
  • Educational institution liability
  • Tort claims involving fraud, misrepresentation, invasion of privacy and defamation
  • Trust agreements
  • Estate taxation
  • Civil conspiracy
  • White collar crimes
  • Healthcare
  • Equitable matters (injunctions, extraordinary writs)

Group Presentations
  Effective Brief Writing and Oral Argument, April 15, 2011
Effective Brief Writing and Oral Argument, April 1, 2011
Effective Brief Writing and Oral Argument, March 18, 2011