- Direct appeals in state and Federal courts
- Post-conviction relief petitions
- Petitions for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court
- Petitions for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (28 U.S.C. Section 2254)
- 28 U.S.C. Section 2255 Petitions in Federal Court
Appeals provide the last opportunity to ensure that someone received a fair trial. A “fair trial” basically means that the person received due process of law: that is, a trial that was based on the true facts and free of prejudice, legal irregularities, and harmful errors. Unlike trials which are carried out in public, most of appellate work is done in private and requires an appellate attorney who is careful and meticulous: someone who relentlessly examines the factual and legal record of the trial proceedings, identifies the key legal errors that were committed during the trial, has an intimate knowledge of the law that applies to each aspect of the case, and can argue forcefully and persuasively when the case is called for oral argument. It also helps if an appellate attorney has significant trial experience because that gives him or her a unique advantage over an opposing appeals lawyer without such experience.
Attorney Morris Anyah has been a criminal appeals attorney in Chicago for more than 25 years. He has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases before the Illinois Appellate Court, involving everything from 1st degree murder to petitions for post-conviction relief to juvenile justice cases. In addition to serving as a criminal appeals attorney in Chicago, Attorney Anyah served as the lead appeals counsel for former Liberian president Charles Taylor during his war crimes trial at The Hague between 2012 and 2013. Attorney Anyah has argued some of the most important genocide cases on appeal before international war crimes tribunals at The Hague and elsewhere, including that against the former Prime Minister of Rwanda, Jean Kambanda.
Attorney Anyah’s approach to appeals recognizes that appeals require meticulous review of the trial record, thorough knowledge of the law, excellent legal writing, analytical and logical reasoning skills, effective advocacy at oral argument, and a willingness to always question and challenge the narrative that was developed at the trial court level. This is particularly true of a criminal appeals attorney in Chicago, where a lengthy and shameful record of wrongful convictions has been evident over many decades. So look no further as you have come to the right place if seeking the services of a top criminal appeals attorney in Chicago.
If you did not receive a fair trial and were wrongly convicted of a crime in state or Federal court, call Chicago criminal appeals lawyer Morris Anyah today (312) 528-9022 to prove your innocence on appeal. Criminal appeals require you to act fast when challenging your conviction, especially on direct appeal, so waste no time retaining an experienced and committed Illinois appellate attorney in Chicago.
Call the Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC. today to speak with Chicago criminal appeals lawyer Morris A. Anyah: he is your best last chance at proving your innocence and preserving your freedom and good name.
Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC.
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Chicago, IL 60604