When the solution isn’t in plain sight, you need out-of-the-box thinking that brings your adversaries to the table and your case to a close.
Downs Rachlin Martin's appeals group exists to bring to bear the special skills, experience and insights that win appeals, as distinct from those involved in the other types of litigation handled by the firm.
Group members have handled more than fifty appeals in federal and state courts in these areas: federal preemption, consumer fraud, employment discrimination, real estate, land use and environmental permitting, bankruptcy, zoning, insurance coverage, lender liability, punitive damages, insurance insolvency, foreclosure, tax, product liability, labor, corporations, and creditor’s rights, among others.
Downs Rachlin's appeals group can provide any level of service to trial counsel presented with appellate issues that require the expertise of experienced appellate counsel.
The practice is led by Andre Bouffard, who has handled appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Courts of Vermont and New Hampshire. He was a judicial clerk to Hon. William C. Hill of the Vermont Supreme Court. Christopher Roy appears frequently before the Vermont Supreme Court, and was a judicial clerk to Hon. Albert Coffrin of the United States District Court.