You’ve been to trial.
If you’re here, you’ve already had some kind of contact with the legal system. You lost. Or, you won, but the other side isn't ready to admit it. Regardless of how good your trial attorney was, it's time to consult a professional appeals attorney.
Appeals are different.
You won’t find appellate attorneys crowding around the county courthouse waiting to get in front of a jury. An appeal is won or lost on the strength of the brief, an up-to-fifty page document that explains your case and argues that the trial judge has made a mistake. A panel of appellate judges will read the brief and review the record, which includes everything the attorneys filed and transcripts of every court appearance. They might give you fifteen or twenty minutes to make your case to them in person — but they usually won’t.
Get a pro.
Talent and experience. Top law school. Prestigious clerkships for federal judges. Everything you expect from a lawyer at the biggest wall street firms or the Department of Justice.
We may not have met, but I've been fighting for you for a long time. At the Law Office of Gray R. Proctor, the motto is: People over profit; Causes over corporations; and, Quality over quantity. The big guys can't stack the deck against you with me on your side.
Areas of Practice
The "all the way" in our slogan. My favorite place to be. I’ll pull out all the stops to get you there.
Your last chance to appeal a state conviction. Incredibly complex procedural rules. Too important to leave to an amateur.
Federal courts of appeals
High standards and big issues. Criminal and civil cases.
Making sure your issue is preserved on appeal. Drafting and responding to dispositive motions.
state courts of appeals
Your family, your business, your civil rights. Defend your win or attack theirs.
Self-Help and consulting
Research, ghost-writing, and other services for the do-it-yourselfer who wants a professional opinion.