The experienced attorneys at BrennerBondurant represent clients in appeals in both federal courts (nationwide) and state courts (North Carolina and South Carolina). Our team of experienced appellate attorneys has a deep understanding of the complex rules and procedures involved in appellate litigation, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome on appeal. Indeed, Mr. Bondurant started his career as a clerk to one of the judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and that Court has asked him to handle appeals of important issues of federal law on several occasions.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in handling complex appeals, including cases in a wide array of practice areas, including constitutional law, civil rights, criminal law, administrative law, land use law, general civil litigation, and many others. Recent appellate victories show the breadth of the subject matters BrennerBondurant has had success in:
Pope v. Davidson Cnty.
, 885 S.E.2d 119, 124 (N.C. Ct. App. 2023) (Mr. Bondurant's client came to him after the Davidson County Board of Adjustment had denied the client a special use permit; after successfully persuading the trial court to reverse that decision and order the Board to issue the permit, Mr. Bondurant successfully defended that result against multiple arguments on appeal. The Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Mr. Bondurant's client, holding that "the trial court acted properly pursuant to its [statutory] authority ... to order the Board to issue the special use permit").
Reddy v. Buttar, 38 F.4th 393, 396 (4th Cir. 2022), cert. denied, No. 22-280, 2022 WL 9552625 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2022) (a case involving questions about the enforcement of a Singapore arbitration award in the United States under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards; Mr. Bondurant was able to protect a $2M judgment against arguments raised relating to subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and procedural issues related to the summary judgment Mr. Bondurant successfully obtained from the federal district court)
In re Torrence
, 828 F. App'x 877, 878 (4th Cir. 2020) (case involving effort to file second or successive petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 in the District of South Carolina, which the Court asked Mr. Bondurant to handle; Mr. Bondurant persuaded the appellate court that the petitioner did not need authority to file a "second or successive" habeas petition and thus Mr. Bondurant's client was allowed to present his claims to the federal district court in South Carolina)
United States v. Akande, 956 F.3d 257, 259 (4th Cir. 2020) (case involving claims of ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment - another case that the Court asked Mr. Bondurant to handle; despite being some of the most notoriously difficult cases to win, Mr. Bondurant convinced the appellate court that Mr. Akande had in fact received ineffective assistance of counsel. The appellate court reversed the district court's decision to the contrary and ruled in favor of Mr. Bondurant's client)
We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of representation and counsel throughout the appellate process.
Appellate Litigation Support
In addition to our representation services, we also offer appellate litigation support to other attorneys and law firms. Our team can provide assistance with legal research and writing, brief drafting, and oral argument preparation to help ensure that your client's appeal is as strong as possible. We also provide research and writing support for important motions at the trial court level to ensure that all arguments are adequately presented to the trial court to ensure that they are preserved for appeal.
If you are seeking representation or support in a federal or state appellate matter, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be honored to help you achieve the best possible outcome on appeal.