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Appeals | Stone & Magnanini LLP
Using Litigation to Achieve Practical Business Solutions


Stone & Magnanini LLP attorneys have significant experience litigating appeals.  Whether taking an existing litigation matter to the “next level” or trying to unravel a Gordian Knot of someone else’s making, we efficiently and comprehensively evaluate the situation, and advise our clients about all of their options in appealing a court’s adverse decision, or in defending a hard-won legal victory against a challenge.  In pursuing matters on appeal, we use our skills and expertise in both writing convincing, to-the-point briefs and in forcefully and eloquently communicating our client’s position to the reviewing judges. 

David S. Stone, Managing Partner, has briefed and successfully argued numerous appeals at all levels of the federal and state courts, including cases involving issues of first impression.  At Harvard Law School, Mr. Stone studied under and worked with two of the most prominent appellate lawyers of our time, Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe.  After graduating, Mr. Stone participated in Dershowitz’s winning appeal in the Claus Von Bulow case.  During his legal career, Mr. Stone has worked with noted appellate attorneys David Boies and former U.S. Attorney and federal judge Herbert Stern. 

Appellate matters handled by Stone & Magnanini LLP attorneys include:

  • winning reversal of seven counts of a summary judgment entered by the District Court of Minnesota in the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals  
  • winning reversal of a jury verdict in an age discrimination case in the New Jersey Supreme Court
  • briefing and arguing numerous amicus curiae and merits appeals on behalf of the Hertz Corporation and, as special appellate counsel, on behalf of the Medical Society of New Jersey and the American Medical Association
  • briefing and prevailing on recent matters in the Third Circuit for Broadcom Corp. and CBS Outdoor, Inc.
  • briefing and arguing several criminal appeals in the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals resulting in precedential opinions
  • briefing and prevailing in a recent matter in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for a multi-national insurance company
  • drafting proposed model criminal jury instructions for Third Circuit project