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The Winthrop & Weinstine Appellate Litigation team represents clients in courts of appeal throughout the country on both sides of disputes. We represent businesses in a wide variety of subject matters, including contract disputes, business torts, trust and estate matters, insurance coverage and claims defense, and others.

Our Approach

Whether you win or lose before the trial court, the appellate stage of litigation is a different ballgame. Our team is practiced in the unique process, rules and strategy that are required at the appellate level, and have the benefit of insider insight that comes from many on the appellate team having clerked in the state and federal appellate courts before joining Winthrop – including at the Minnesota Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which hears appeals from Minnesota’s federal district court.

Whether we’ve been representing you from the start, or whether you’re looking for a fresh perspective, our appellate attorneys will help you present a compelling argument for your business.


  • Commercial disputes
  • Product liability claims
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Taxation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Amicus briefs
  • Interlocutory appeals
  • Writs of mandamus and prohibition
  • Appeals from final orders and judgments
  • Petitions for further review
  • Petitions for writs of certiorari