Directed by member Nicholas A. Cummins, our Appellate Advocacy Practice Group has won successful resolutions for our clients in federal and state courts across the country. Under Nick’s leadership, our talented team of appellate attorneys offer careful and thorough research skills in a variety of complex matters to obtain victories when it matters most.  Our precise legal analysis and sophisticated briefing techniques have been published in court opinions and amicus briefs to create and shape lasting legal precedents.  The team’s strategic and persuasive oral advocacy skills have proven effective and determinative in our post-trial motions and appeals. 

The team maintains a symbiotic relationship with our other practice groups  to handle appellate work in a wide range of substantive areas of the law. We pay careful attention to the ever-evolving legal landscape, staying abreast of developments as they occur in the courts to benefit our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant case law. 

The Appellate Advocacy team at Bennett, Bricklin also offers critical counseling and guidance to determine if and when an appeal is in our client’s best interests, always staying mindful of the potential impacts Superior and Supreme court decisions may have on a practice area.  

Nick successfully authored the Petition for Certification to the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36 (2014), as well as the underlying brief in the Appellate Division, obtaining a reversal for his client before the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  Nick’s other notable appellate accomplishments include co-authoring the amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute in Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. American Nuclear Insurers, 2015 WL 4430352 (Pa. Jul. 21, 2015), which was quoted in the lead opinion.  

For more information about our Appellate Advocate Practice Group, please contact Nick at cummins@bss-law.com or 215-665-3328.