Appeals

At both federal and state levels, one is entitled to request a higher court to review any errors the trial court may have made. The Law Offices of Sean M. Maher, PLLC handles federal and state appeals of criminal convictions and advocates in the appellate courts with the same tenacity, professionalism, and creativity as at the trial level.

  • As appellate counsel for F.E. who was convicted of murder and serving a life sentence, conducted an in-depth investigation and filed a detailed Brady motion. After demonstrating to the Court that the prosecutor’s office had withheld material exculpatory information, including a statement by an eyewitness that identified a different person as the killer, and that trial counsel had failed to discover that several key witnesses had prior convictions and pending criminal cases, the Court reversed the murder conviction and sentence.
  • O.P. After entering the case as appellate counsel for O.P. who had been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, filed a motion for new trial arguing that the combination of errors by the trial judge and ineffective assistance of trial counsel led to a breakdown of the trial process. Murder conviction and life sentence reversed.