Civil and Criminal Appeals

An appeal is a request for a high court to review and reverse or alter a lower court’s decision. They are typically filed in cases within which a party loses their case, or is unhappy with a decision or judgment made by the lower court and the party believes that the court made an error of fact or law, or that the existing law which was applied by the lower court should be modified, extended or reversed.

At Campanelli & Associates, P.C., we offer our services in handling civil and criminal appeals within the New York State court system, which includes appeals before the Appellate Term, the First 1The First Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within Bronx and New York Counties., Second 2The Second Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within the Counties of Queens, Kings, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester., Third 3The Third Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within an area extending from the area of the Second Department, north to New York’s borders with Vermont and Quebec, and includes the cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and Binghamton. and Fourth 4The Fourth Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within the remainder of the State, and includes the cities of Buffalo and Syracuse. Departments of New York State’s Appellate Division, and the Court of Appeals.

We also offer our services in handling federal appeals before all thirteen (13) United States Circuit Courts of Appeals 5These include the United States Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, DC and Federal Circuits., as well as appeals to The United States Supreme Court.

These include cases within which we represented the litigant within the lower court proceedings, or the cases were referred to us to handle appeals, where the lower court action was handled by other attorneys, either because the lawyers who handled the lower court case do not handle appeals, or the party was not satisfied with the manner in which the lower court case was handled by their counsel.

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1. The First Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within Bronx and New York Counties.
2. The Second Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within the Counties of Queens, Kings, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.
3. The Third Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within an area extending from the area of the Second Department, north to New York’s borders with Vermont and Quebec, and includes the cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and Binghamton.
4. The Fourth Department of the Appellate Division entertains jurisdiction over cases from lower courts situated within the remainder of the State, and includes the cities of Buffalo and Syracuse.
5. These include the United States Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, DC and Federal Circuits.