Appellate Law


Watters Wolf Bub Hansmann understand that the battle does not always end when the jury renders a verdict.  Our appellate lawyers utilize their exceptional research and legal writing skills to defend our successful trial results and also challenge decisions in the best interest of our clients. The lawyers in our Appellate Law Group have demonstrated these skills in hundreds of appeals in state and federal courts across the Midwest and beyond in a wide range of appeals. These include cases involving product liability, personal injury, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and commercial disputes. They appear in state appellate courts in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits.

Watters Wolf Bub Hansmann is structured to deliver the best results for our clients no matter the stage of litigation.  Our firm utilizes our Appellate Team well before the jury renders a verdict.  Lawyers in our Appellate Group maintain a close relationship with the firm’s other areas of specialties and routinely assist in developing trial strategies and writing key pre-trial, trial, and post-trial motions. By working in conjunction with the firm’s other specialty groups as a team, the Appellate Practice Group enables our firm to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation at every stage of litigation, whether before the trial court or on appeal.

Lawyers in the Appellate Practice Group are frequently retained to handle post-trial motions and appeals in cases tried by lawyers from other law firms. They are also called upon by corporate and insurance clients to monitor litigation and assist trial counsel from other firms with legal issues as they arise during trial. The group’s lawyers, when involved in the trial process, ensure that issues are preserved for appeal. Their trial involvement also ensures that cases are evaluated for successful post-trial review at the earliest moment and before substantial costs are incurred in briefing them on appeal.

Our Appellate Law Attorneys