Baseball great Yogi Berra’s New York Yankees were losing a game in the bottom of the ninth inning. The opposing team’s catcher teased him: “It’s over, Yogi.” “No”, replied Berra. “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” And so it is with law. Many cases lost at the trial level are saved on appeal.
For more than thirty years, we have handled state and federal court appeals in the District of Columbia, Maryland and West Virginia and in the Supreme Court. Peter T. Enslein was among the team of lawyers who represented the respondent in Celotex v. Catrett in the Supreme Court and later successfully argued the case on remand. Celotex is the leading precedent on summary judgment and is among the most cited cases in modern legal history.
We are consulted on cases by lawyers throughout the country. We have won the majority of our appeals and our briefs are often quoted by the courts with approval. We have a growing appellate practice, taking appeals from other lawyers who represented the client at trial.