What happens after a trial if someone appeals? In Alabama state courts, once the trial court enters a final order, any party may file an appeal to the appropriate appellate court within a set time from the entry of the final order or the disposal of a post-judgment motion (14 days in District Court, 42 days in Circuit Court). In some District Court cases, the appeal is to Circuit court for a new trial. Normally though, when talking about an appeal, one refers to bringing a case before one of our appellate courts in Montgomery. Appeals are about research and effective writing, as the appellate courts make their decisions based on reading the party’s briefs (written arguments) and the written record of what happened at the trial court. Which makes it very important to have skilled trial counsel, so that an appeal is not lost before it even begins. King & Green routinely handles litigation from inception through any necessary appeal. Together, Brett King and Brad Green have handled hundreds of trials and represented clients in appeals before Alabama’s Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, and Court of Criminal Appeals.