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Appellate PracticeFollowing the issuance of decisions of municipal tribunals and the Courts of Common Pleas (trial courts in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), it becomes necessary to file an appeal before an appropriate appellate court to correct any errors of law which the lower tribunal (such as a zoning hearing board or a Township Board of Commissioners), or the trial court, may have committed.

Knowing when and where to file the appeal – that is, with which appellate court – and knowing the practice and procedures before that court, are matters of critical consequence.

Moreover, the Commonwealth Court in many instances is the court of original jurisdiction and the case is actually tried there where the opposing party is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania itself, or one of the many administrative agencies of the state.

Our law firm has vast experience in this type of law practice in both original jurisdiction cases and with appellate law and the practice and procedures before the Commonwealth Court, the Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Of counsel to the firm is a former President Judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, and two of our other attorneys have clerked for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judges. Our attorneys consistently receive favorable evaluations by legal rating authorities such as Main Line Magazine’s SuperLawyers© and Martindale Hubbell.

We have successfully represented private and public clients in a variety of appellate matters. Some of these recent cases involving our attorneys have included a prevailing wage case; the use of eminent domain to redevelop an area certified as blighted; and the representation of property owner taxpayers seeking to preclude a local municipality from taxing residential leases under the Local Tax Enabling Act.