Appellate Practice

Appellate Practice

Vandeventer Black’s experience in appellate matters has been a long-standing aspect of our litigation strength and depth. We are often asked to handle cases on appeal in both appellate courts and administrative agencies at the state and federal levels.

Our attorneys regularly serve as appellate counsel in cases before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. We have handled appeals before the federal Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits and have appeared before the United State Supreme Court, where several of our attorneys are licensed to practice. We also frequently appear before administrative tribunals, including the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Benefits Review Board. 

In Virginia, effective January 2022, legislation will implement a right of appeal in all civil and criminal matters arising out of the Circuit Courts. These appeals will initially be heard in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, which historically has only considered workers’ compensation, family law, and a limited class of other cases. Based on our history and workers’ compensation practice, we are ready to assist litigants, whether we represented the litigants at the trial level or not.

A number of our attorneys are former judicial law clerks, including for the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, bringing expertise unique to this growing practice area.

Articles
U.S. Supreme Court Rules that the NCAA’s Limits on Education-Related Benefits Violate Federal Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
W. Thomas Chappell
In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States in NCAA v. Alston ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) limits on education-related benefits are invalid under federal antitrust law. This decision will affect compensation rules for student-athletes and is perhaps a sign of potential changes ahead ...
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Virginia Has Created a New Right of Appeal for Civil and Criminal Litigants
Appellate Practice
W. Thomas Chappell, Daniel Salmon
Until this last legislative session, Virginia was the only state in the nation without a right of appeal from civil judgments and criminal convictions.  However, the most recent General Assembly session passed, and the Governor signed, perhaps the most consequential piece of legislation affecting the Virginia legal system in many ...
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Resolved, yet Unclear: Supreme Court Tightens CERCLA Contribution Claim Requirements
Joe Romero
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a party’s right to contribution claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) after entering into a settlement arises only when the settlement agreement resolves CERCLA-specific liabilities.  This decision may call into question the effect of existing settlement ...
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