I filed my first appellate brief with the South Carolina Court of Appeals in 2000 and I have been handling appeals ever since.
I have been handling appellate cases for over 15 years.

These are cases I have been involved in that have resulted in published opinions. This means the Court felt that the case was significant enough that their opinion should be published for judges and lawyers to read and use in deciding future cases:

  • Bowers v. Bowers
    349 S.C.85 (Ct. App. 2002)
  • DSS v. Phillips
    365 S.C. 572 (Ct. App. 2005)
  • Ross v. Ross
    394 S.C. 261 (Ct. App. 2011)
  • Susan R. v. Donald R.
    389 S.C. 107 (Ct. App. 2010)
  • SCDSS v. Mary C.
    396 S.C. 15 (Ct. App. 2011)

These are cases I have been involved in where the Court’s issued an unpublished opinion. In these cases, the Court’s opinion resolved the dispute between the parties, but is not used to help decide future cases.

  • State v. Carter
    2005-UP-299
  • Yown v. Yown
    2008-UP-145
  • Cline v. Cline
    2008-UP-267
  • Sherbert v. Beach
    2008-UP-567
  • Smith v. Smith
    2008-UP-581
  • Barber v. Smith and Eison
    2010-UP-157
  • Rainwater v. Rainwater
    2012-UP-286
  • Zortea v. Zortea
    2017-UP-281

I have also taught other lawyers how to handle appeals.
Click here to download and read my article which is based on a presentation I gave in 2011 for Family Court lawyers explaining the basics of the appellate process.
In it, I explained not only how the appellate process works, but also what they needed to do at trial to give the best chance of success if the decision had to be appealed.