Appellate Advocacy

At Weems, Schimpf, Haines & Moore (APLC), our appellate attorneys have successfully argued and briefed cases before Louisiana and federal appeals courts. We have extensive experience in all aspects of appellate litigation, including writ applications, applications for rehearing, brief writing, and oral arguments at both the Louisiana Court of Appeal and Supreme Court levels.

Board-Certified in Appeals

Kenneth P. Haines is the only lawyer in the state of Louisiana who is board-certified in both family law and appeals.

Types of Appellate Cases

Our firm handles appeals involving most areas of the law, including personal injury, family law, civil tort, and commercial law cases.

Proven Successful Outcomes

Our firm represented a personal injury lawyer from New York whose rollover personal injury case in Madison Parish had been dismissed by a judge on a motion for a directed verdict after a trial lasting several weeks. The court record was 28 volumes, with close to 1,000 trial exhibits. Our lawyers were able to get the judgment of the trial court reversed. When the defendant, Ford Motor Company, filed a writ of certiorari (which our firm opposed) to the Louisiana Supreme Court, the court denied the writ, allowing our client a new trial. When we tried the case after appeal, it resulted in a $11.7 million jury verdict.

Practice Areas


Wills, trusts,
& estates




Schedule Your Initial Consultation Now

Please contact our appeals attorney by calling our firm at 318-222-2100. We can also be reached via our contact form. We return all messages promptly and are ready to take immediate action on behalf of our clients.