Verrill’s Appellate Group provides clients with sophisticated legal counsel, bringing special insight to matters that come before appellate courts and administrative appellate bodies. The group’s attorneys understand that success on appeal requires mastery of complex facts and legal arguments, as well as skill in the art of crafting a compelling appellate narrative. Verrill attorneys identify their clients’ strongest claims on appeal and present them with clarity through written and oral advocacy.

Advocating for clients across a wide range of industries and areas of law, the attorneys have a breadth and depth of appellate experience that ranges from intellectual and real property rights, taxation, and professional malpractice and licensing to probate and administrative actions and bet-the-company commercial disputes. Collectively, Verrill’s appellate attorneys have represented clients in hundreds of appeals, working closely with the firm’s Litigation & Trial Group and drawing upon extensive industry and practice experience from throughout the firm.

Verrill’s appellate attorneys appear before the following courts and administrative appellate bodies:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit, Second Circuit, D.C. Circuit, and Federal Circuit
  • Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Law Court)
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court
  • State agency administrative appellate boards
  • Municipal boards of appeal

Firm Highlights


New Options for Retirement Plan Distributions Under SECURE 2.0

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Jim Cohen Discusses “No Blank Checks” Citizen Initiative Before Maine Legislative Committee

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Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

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State Trademark Registration

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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Human Resources in Small Business/Startups

Verrill associate Emily Waddell will be presenting at PROPEL 's Virtual Lunch & Learn: Human Resources in Small Business/Startups. In addition to presenters sharing their expertise, this session covers various Human Resource topics including...


U.S. Tax Considerations When Buying Property Abroad with Ruth Mattson

Verrill partner Ruth Mattson was recently featured on The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel 's podcast series Trust and Estate Talk . In this podcast, U.S. Tax Considerations When Buying Property Abroad...


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Tesla’s Cybertruck Raffle

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