Once a civil case is decided, that may not be the end of it. A party to a lawsuit who is not satisfied with the result has the right to appeal. An appeal is an additional level of judicial review of a case once it has been decided by the trial court. For instance, appeals from Small Claims Court result in a de novo hearing in District Court. De novo means that the case is tried anew from the start. Appeals from Civil District Court and Superior Court are handled by the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Those appeals generally involve a review of the trial and do not allow new evidence to be submitted.
We have handled many appeals on behalf of our clients. Additionally, we have handled appeals of cases referred to us by other attorneys. If you are involved in a case that has been appealed, or if you are thinking about appealing a decision, please contact us and let us explain how we can assist you.