Benefit From Decades Of Appellate Experience
Appellate work is a challenging area of law. Appeals are night-and-day different from trial work. Different procedural rules apply, depending on each forum, and much of the work requires a highly honed skillset with a focus on effective legal research, persuasive brief writing and strong oral advocacy.
I have spent four decades honing those skills. I’m Thomas Dickinson, an appellate attorney and solo practitioner. I work with other lawyers as co-counsel on appeals of all kinds at all levels. I also handle appeals directly for clients.
Why I’m Well-Positioned To Handle Appeals
I have devoted the bulk of my career to appellate work. I bring a wealth of experience to the table, including:
- Appearances before state and federal appellate courts: I have handled more than a hundred cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. I also handle appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and have appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Former law clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court: I clerked for former Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger, gaining valuable insight into the functioning of our state’s highest court.
- Former chief of the Appellate Unit for the Rhode Island Attorney General (AG): In that role, I oversaw appeals involving the state.
My work has earned me several forms of professional recognition.
U.S. Supreme Court experience: In my role as former Appellate Division chief for the RI AG, I argued a landmark case before SCOTUS. That case is Holbrook v. Flynn, 475 U.S. 560 (1986).
Learn More About Working With Me On Appeal
Let’s talk about your appellate case and how I may be able to help. I invite you to contact my firm, Thomas M. Dickinson Attorney at Law, through the website or by phone at Thomas M. Dickinson Attorney at Law.