Achieving results in appellate courts across the nation


Successfully challenging or defending a trial court’s decision on appeal requires attorneys with appellate experience, and Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Appellate practice team offers that experience. We have brought and defended appeals across the country, including appeals involving intellectual property in front of the Federal Circuit; appeals involving administrative law in front of the D.C. Circuit; and appeals involving a variety of areas in the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits as well as the Courts of Appeals and Supreme Courts of Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.

With this extensive experience, we have come to recognize that appellate courts play by different rules, have different expectations and constitute an entirely different audience than their trial court counterparts. When we become your appellate team, you can be confident that we know those rules, we exceed those expectations, and we understand how to please that audience.

We also recognize that appeals can be won or lost during the initial litigation, as the appeal is confined to what is presented to the trial court. With that in mind, our appellate team can also play a valuable role during trial, helping trial counsel preserve critical arguments and establish an appeal-friendly record.


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Bokole v. Garland, 2021 WL 3414104, No. 19-953 (10th Cir. Aug. 5, 2021)

Achieved reversal of asylum denial as court-appointed co-counsel for asylum seeker.

HB Family Ltd. Partnership et al v. Teton County and Teton Raptor Center, 468 P.3d 1081 (Wyo. 2020)

Defended variance permit challenge on behalf of non-profit client as co-counsel on appeal before Wyoming Supreme Court.

Represented Doctor Before Utah Supreme Court on Cross-Appeal in Medical Malpractice Insurer Dispute

Parsons attorneys won a bad-faith verdict for their medical doctor client against his malpractice carrier. When the insurer appealed the verdict, they cross-appealed because the district court had dismissed their punitive damages claim. The Utah Supreme Court ruled entirely for Parsons’ client, including a new jury who would determine whether and how much to award the doctor in punitive damages.