The heart of Del Toro & Santana’s appellate practice is more than merely handling appeals. Del Toro & Santana’s appellate work includes much more than that. Trial judges, lawyers and clients know that when we are involved in litigation, we are always prepared to take the case to its ultimate consequences.

Skilled trial representation is only part of the equation. To ensure that our client's litigation needs are fully covered, it is important to think past the trial, before it even begins, to a likely appeal. By focusing on this critical and very distinct area of the law, our appellate practice is an essential component of our litigation strategy.


We handle the defense of our cases on appeal.  Yet, sometimes we have been asked to join a case after it has reached the appellate phase. In either situation, as appellate attorneys, we review and analyze the trial records and other documents; re-research and re-analyze the case law; draft persuasive briefs and advocate in appellate courts.


Because of the unique nature of appellate law, research is key. But, exceptional research, and analytical writing skills must come together to write concise and persuasive briefs, legal memoranda, and other documents. We have broad and practical knowledge of numerous substantive areas of law; familiarity with appellate practice; excellent interpersonal skills; and superior oral advocacy skills. We believe that is why we have the honor of having several leading cases to our credit. The Firm’s success record on appeal, like our trial record, is high. 


Del Toro & Santana is a results-oriented law firm.
Our lawyers are highly experienced in their areas of practice and are very effective in achieving the desired goals for our clients no matter how complex or difficult the case may seem. We focus our efforts in areas where we can be most effective in advising our clients. Furthermore, we evaluate all our cases based on risk analysis to give our clients the most cost-effective way to attain a favorable ruling or settlement.

Our strong and diverse team of lawyers is top caliber.
We take pride in the individuals that make up Del Toro & Santana and we know that our multi-faceted team of lawyers and paralegals will be an asset to our clients, not only in the courtroom, but in many areas of their business. Del Toro & Santana is also committed to our community and we are constantly doing our part in enhancing the quality of life of our communities through our work as well as through our involvement with our clients.