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Bruce R. Bryan

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Bruce R. Bryan, Esq. - Criminal Appeals Attorney Syracuse NY | New York City Appellate Lawyer

ATTORNEY BIOGRAPHY

NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan is committed to providing clients with the highest quality representation on criminal appeals in state and federal courts – in New York, across the United States, and internationally. NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan and his staff are professional, diligent, and dedicated to their clients. Based on his more than 20 years of experience in exclusively handling appeals, NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan formulates winning legal strategies and arguments for his clients in several ways:

In-depth Legal Research

NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan employs state-of-the-art computer legal research methods to finding the most compelling case law and legal authority for your arguments on appeal. NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan also has access to major research law libraries and treatises. As a NY criminal appeals lawyer with more than 20 years experience, he is highly skilled in locating binding and persuasive precedent to help win the criminal appeal.

Think Creatively

A criminal appeal is not decided simply by the application of legal precedent to the facts of a case. Sound reasoning, policy concerns, equity, and logic also persuade appellate judges. NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan employs his extensive experience and creative intellect to construct persuasive arguments for your positions on appeal.

Make the Complex Simple

An appellate argument is more powerful when it is stated in simple terms. Busy appellate judges are pressed for time and want the attorneys to focus the arguments on what is essential to deciding the appeal. Yet the law is complex and attorneys too often use unnecessary legalese that fails to persuade. NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan strives to express the complex in simple terms and thereby makes your legal arguments more powerful to the court.

Make the Judges Want to Rule for You

Years of experience in handling appeals have taught NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan the importance of justice in a case. Judges are human and in general do not want to reach an unjust result. In addition to case law and its application to the facts of the appeal, NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan looks for ways to express to the appellate court that it is just to rule for his client.

Lead with Strength

From the outset in an appeal, NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan focuses an appellate court on the strongest reasons for winning for his client. Appellate judges are impressed with the strength of arguments, not their number. Weak arguments can detract from the strong. However, if there is more than one strong argument, he asserts them and thereby multiplies his client’s chance of winning the appeal.

Anticipate the Judges’ Concerns

Appeals are not decided in a vacuum. Your opponent will do their best to make persuasive arguments against your position. NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan anticipates their arguments and seeks to find ways to explain or mitigate them, thereby minimizing their impact on the court. Likewise, before oral argument, he seeks to anticipate the judges’ questions, and uses the questions as a further opportunity to persuade the judges of the merits of his client’s case.

A RECORD OF SUCCESS

Applying these principles, NY criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan has achieved success in difficult and complex cases. His experience includes representation before high level courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. As an author on appeals and an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at an Ivy League law school, he is a recognized authority on representing clients before appellate courts.

B. Bryan, "Defendant's Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York," (2005)


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

The object of appellate advocacy is to persuade. The winning advocate focuses the court on the strength of your case. Read More

Cornell Adjunct Professor of Law


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

As an adjunct faculty, Professor Bryan teaches "Advanced Persuasive Writing and Appellate Advocacy" to second and third year law students at Cornell Law School. Read More