I'm not sure if my case is worth appealing. Can Hegge & Confusione
help me evaluate if it is?
Yes. Our Case Review Service evaluates your case, identifies the likely issues on appeal, and informs you how the appellate court would probably view them. This helps you decide whether an appeal is worth pursuing.
Our Case Review Service is typically charged on a flat-fee basis. It's cost effective because it helps you understand the likely appellate issues in your case before you commit to the appeal. And, if you decide to retain us to pursue the appeal, the cost of our initial case evaluation goes toward our fee for briefing and arguing your case. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you.
I won my case below but my opponent is threatening to appeal the decision
if I don't settle. Can Hegge & Confusione help me evaluate what
I should do?
Yes, through our Case Review Service. We'll help assess the likelihood that your opponent will prevail on appeal—critical information that enables you to make an informed decision about whether to fight to preserve your lower-court victory or settle the case. Please contact us to learn more.
Our members are admitted to the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, the States of New Jersey and New York, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We can also assist clients nationwide through pro hac vice admissions where appropriate. Please contact us to learn more.
What kind of appeals does Hegge & Confusione handle?
Civil and criminal appeals in state and federal courts. We represent both appellants (those seeking to reverse the decision below) and appellees (those seeking to sustain it). Please contact us to learn more.
Who does Hegge & Confusione represent?
Both companies and individuals, as well as organizations and interest groups seeking to be heard as amicus curiae. Please contact us to learn more.
My case isn't in NJ, NY, or PA. Can Hegge & Confusione still help me?
Yes, Hegge & Confusione practices throughout a large part of the United States in federal appeal courts. Our members are admitted to the bars of the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and District of Columbia Circuits. We can also assist clients nationwide through pro hac vice admissions, or by working with your local counsel. Please contact us to learn more.
How much does it cost to retain Hegge & Confusione?
It depends on your case and what help you need. Please contact us to tell us about your case, and we'll provide an estimate for services tailored to your needs.
What payment options does Hegge & Confusione offer?
We offer various fee arrangements. Typically, our fee is based on an hourly rate. In many cases we can offer a flat-fee for our services, giving our clients cost certainty. We provide estimates on request, and we accept various payment methods (including credit card payments). Please contact us to learn more and request an estimate.
Must I fire my trial lawyer to hire Hegge & Confusione?
No. If you choose, Hegge & Confusione can work with your trial counsel to help with your appeal. Or we can be your lead counsel on appeal, permitting your trial counsel to focus on the trial-level litigation. Please contact us to learn how we can help you.
How will Hegge & Confusione keep me informed about my appeal?
By discussing the appeal with you as it progresses. We encourage our clients to call us when questions arise. Our partners, Mr. Confusione and Ms. Hegge, can be reached directly through our toll-free number or their individual emails.
I settled my civil case with the other side, but now I'm unhappy and
believe the settlement was unfair. Can I appeal?
Sometimes yes. If you were forced into the settlement, or if it's patently unfair, you may be able to have it declared invalid. Please contact us for a complete evaluation.
How do I know if I'll win my appeal?
It's difficult to predict an appellate court's ruling, but Hegge & Confusione can help assess the likelihood that you'll win. Our Case Review Service evaluates your case before it's appealed, identifying the likely appellate issues and whether it's worth appealing in the first place (or, if you prevailed below, the likelihood of your opponent succeeding). Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you.
What happens after the appeal is over?
We'll discuss the decision with you and whether you or your opponent may appeal further. We would then outline how best to proceed.
Does Hegge & Confusione appear in criminal appeals?
Yes, Hegge & Confusione represents individuals seeking relief from criminal convictions and sentences. We've represented clients on direct appeal, in petitions for postconviction relief in state court, and in habeas corpus proceedings in federal court.
We've obtained relief for clients convicted of the most-serious crimes, including murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, theft, assault, sex offenses, criminal fraud, and drug distribution. Even where the evidence seems overwhelming, we're often able to identify one or two fundamental errors that undermined the trial process. We've had several cases overturned completely, and we've convinced the appellate court to modify sentences in many others. We've litigated several important issues in this area, including:
Does Hegge & Confusione have experience handling other types of cases?
Yes. In addition to its substantial appellate experience, the Firm and its members have handled many types of trial litigation over the years and have litigated issues involving,