Petitions for Writs

While direct appeals are the most common means of seeking a higher court’s review of a trial court’s decision, there are other avenues generally referred to as “petitions for writ.” Such petitions do not apply to every case and often are limited in scope when they do apply. But they are highly effective in the right circumstances. They also involve different rules and deadlines than typical appeals. As such, they are best handled by an experienced appellate lawyer. Ms. Ford is able to advise clients as to whether they have grounds to petition for a writ of certiorari, prohibition, mandamus, or other writ to correct a ruling that is not otherwise ripe for direct appeal. And she has the experience to guide your case through such a proceeding, when appropriate.