Attorney Paz has litigated more than a dozen appeals both in the Connecticut Appellate Court and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Legal writing is much different than writing prose-- any brief needs to be properly researched with the relevant caselaw and citations.
Appeals are litigated solely on the basis on what is in the four corners of the trial transcript and, therefore, many issues that clients may want to raise may not be ripe for appeal. For example, if, after a trial, the client is convicted and wants to argue that his attorney failed to raise a relevant defense, that is an issue for a habeas petition and not ripe for direct appeal. Once Attorney Paz receives the trial transcripts, she is able to go through with you what issue are available for appeal and which are not.
Below are some examples of appeals handled by Attorney Paz: