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Referring Your Client to an Appeals Lawyer

If a mistake of law was made at trial, and the outcome of the case was not what you and your client expected, you might discuss filing an appeal. However, as an attorney who focuses on trial work, you may not have the time necessary to devote to the… Read More
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What is the Process for a Civil Appeal?

If you’re thinking about filing a civil appeal, the process can be lengthy and complex. There are certain rules and procedures that must be followed. However, in order to file an appeal, you cannot simply be dissatisfied with the results of the cas… Read More
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Why Hire an Appellate Attorney?

If you lost a lawsuit at trial, you may have the option to appeal. However, it’s important to understand that litigating a case and appealing one are two very different processes. Not only must an attorney have specific knowledge of the appellate p… Read More
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Michael Confusione Recognized as an Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer 2019

Michael Confusione has been listed among Avvo’s 2019 Top Rated Lawyers due to his Superb Attorney Rating by the organization. Avvo Ratings are calculated using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their Avvo profile in… Read More
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Briefing Strategies: The Introduction — Preparing the Court to Decide Your Case

Introductions, or “Preliminary Statements,” have been in vogue for years. Many firms use them, and some courts (including New Jersey’s) have amended their rules to allow them. See R. 2:6-2 (permitting preliminary statement not exceeding three p… Read More
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Briefing Strategies: The Conclusion — An Underused Section

When preparing a brief, particularly an appellate brief, many lawyers do not use the Conclusion section to its full advantage. They simply write something like, “For the foregoing reasons, defendant requests that the Court reverse the trial court Read More
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Victory in the New Jersey Supreme Court!

Hegge & Confusione has persuaded the New Jersey Supreme Court to reverse lower court rulings limiting Hegge & Confusione’s client to equitable distribution of assets earned only during the parties’ brief, 14-month marriage. Hegge & Co… Read More
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Hegge & Confusione Wins in New Jersey Supreme Court

Attorney Michael J. Confusione has persuaded the Supreme Court to vacate a murder conviction because of improper limitation on the cross-examination of a key State witness at trial, and violation of the defendant’s constitutional right to confront… Read More
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Hegge & Confusione Back in NJ Supreme Court

Hegge & Confusione is back in the New Jersey Supreme Court! Hegge & Confusione has persuaded the Supreme Court to hear a client’s case involving an important issue of family law. The appeal alleges that the trial court miscalculated the equ… Read More
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