Experienced Civil Appeals attorney

Daniel Law's principal attorney -- Al Daniel -- is highly experienced in handling civil appeals, particularly in the United States Courts of Appeals.   He has many years of experience as a federal appellate attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. prior to moving to New York City.

Al has briefed and argued civil appeals in all U.S. Courts of Appeals around the country -- the First through the 11th Circuit (covering the country from Maine to California), the D.C. Circuit, and the Federal Circuit, in a wide variety of different types cases, including cases involving copyright, torts, the Freedom of Information Act, and customs and international trade, among others.

In the course of his career at the Department of Justice and in private practice, he has briefed and argued more than 100 civil cases in courts of appeals.

He has also worked on petitions for writs of certiorari and briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States, both at the Department of Justice and in private practice.

He has continued to handle appeals in federal and state courts since entering private practice in New York.

Effective appeals require knowledge of the kinds of legal and factual arguments that will persuade the appellate court judges that the lower court made significant legal or factual mistakes which require reversal or to persuade the appellate court that the lower court's decision is correct.