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North DakotaCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Fargo, North Dakota

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in North Dakota may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in North Dakota charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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Tim O’Keeffe

Tim O’Keeffe
O'Keeffe, O'Brien, Lyson & Foss Ltd.
720 Main Ave
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 23 years, Tim O’Keeffe is a Criminal Appellate Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Hamline University School of Law... read more >

Ashley Renae Heitkamp

Ashley Renae Heitkamp
Nilson Brand Law
4133 30th Ave S #100
Fargo, ND 58104
Licensed for 12 years, Ashley Renae Heitkamp is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended University of North Dakota... read more >

Steven M Light

Steven M Light
Larivee & Light
2700 12th Ave. S
Fargo, ND 58103
Steven M Light is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of North Dakota Law School... read more >

Leslie Johnson Aldrich

Leslie Johnson Aldrich
1018 1st Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
Licensed for 38 years, Leslie Johnson Aldrich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Des Connall

Des Connall
Des Connall PC
619 21st Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
Des Connall is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven D Mottinger

Steven D Mottinger
Johnson Ramstad & Mottinger, PLLP
15 9th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 42 years, Steven D Mottinger is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lindsey Duane Haugen

Lindsey Duane Haugen
520 Main Ave Suite 702
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 19 years, Lindsey Duane Haugen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William S Kirschner

William S Kirschner
1351 Page Dr Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 41 years, William S Kirschner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lorelle Moeckel

Lorelle Moeckel
520 Main Ave Suite 702
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 17 years, Lorelle Moeckel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeff A Bredahl

Jeff A Bredahl
3431 4th Ave S Suite 200
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 32 years, Jeff A Bredahl is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Robert Gerald Hoy

Robert Gerald Hoy
Ohnstad Twichell, P.C.
901 13th Ave E
West Fargo, ND 58078
Licensed for 43 years, Robert Gerald Hoy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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