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Advanced Strategies For Post-Trial Motions


Post-trial motions are a critical step in litigation.

Post-trial motions can be better vehicles than an appeal to effect a change in a judgment. They often are necessary to preserve certain issues for appeal. You likely will need to make a timely post-trial motion to preserve issues such as insufficient evidence to support the verdict; excessive or inadequate damages; and misconduct by the court, counsel, the parties, or a witness. This white paper reviews different types of post-trial motions and discusses traps for the unwary practitioner.



James C. Martin

James C. Martin

Reed Smith LLP

  • Partner with Reed Smith LLP with more than 35 years of experience practicing appellate law
  • Best Lawyers in America Appellate Practice
  • Fellow and former president, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Southern California and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in Appellate Law
  • Founding member and former president, Third Circuit Bar Association
  • Co-editor and chapter author, Third Circuit Appellate Practice Guide
  • Member and former president, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Can be contacted at 412-288-3546 or [email protected]
Devin M. Misour

Devin M. Misour

Reed Smith LLP

  • Senior associate with Reed Smith LLP with appellate experience in state and federal appellate courts nationwide
  • Practice involves appeals and issues related to appeals, including post-trial motions
  • Member, Third Circuit Lawyers’ Advisory Committee
  • Executive board member, Allegheny County Bar Association Federal Court Section
  • Former Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (Judge Joy Flowers Conti) and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Judge D. Michael Fisher)
  • Can be contacted at 412-288-3091 or [email protected]

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