How Can an Appellate Attorney Help You?

Read about the experiences of two clients in the Cheyenne, WY area

Legal decisions can be difficult to change, but it's not impossible to get judges to reverse their rulings. The law office of Robert T. Moxley PC has successfully appealed several cases at the state and federal level. If you're on the fence about retaining an appellate attorney in Cheyenne, WY, these case results might convince you to do it.

Shalala v. Whitecotton (1996)

This was the first case under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the federal appeals attorney for the parents of Margaret Whitecotton, Mr. Moxley challenged the Special Master ruling that Margaret didn't meet the table requirements for compensation. (Her parents claimed she had suffered encephalopathy after receiving the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine.)

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Special Master decision, saying that Margaret met the table requirements despite encephalopathy being a pre-existing condition that the vaccine aggravated.

Boone v. Boozman and McCarthy v. Boozman (2002)

In Arkansas, two parents - Cynthia Boone and Dan McCarthy - sued the state health department, claiming that their kids' schools were infringing on their religious freedom by requiring them to get vaccinated. However, the court denied the claim on the grounds that vaccine exemptions were only available to members of a "recognized religion."

As their federal appeals attorney, Mr. Moxley argued their cases before the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal was dismissed after the Arkansas General Assembly broadened its definition of religious and philosophical exemptions.

If you believe that a judge's decision was unconstitutional, call 307-632-1112 to speak with an appellate attorney in Cheyenne, WY.