Areas of Practice

02. Appeals

The Appellate Process

If you have been convicted of a crime, your case is not necessarily over! Our court system has a mechanism in place to have your case reviewed by a higher court to determine if any error occurred before, during, or after the trial.  Appeals are necessary to correct wrongful convictions, sentencing errors, or legal errors during trials. However, an appeal is time sensitive, so it is important you contact us right away!


Should the Court of Criminal Appeals rule against you, your case may be eligible for consideration by the Alabama Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court, or other federal court depending on the issues and circumstances surrounding your case. Ms. Atkins is an experienced appellate lawyer who can guide you through this process, and her winning record speaks to her success. Her most notable and recent wins include the following:

  1. Lorenzo Greene v. State of Alabama 

  2. Edward Earl Woods v. State of Alabama​ 

  3. L.S. v. A.S. 

  4. Bobby Joe Allen v. State of Alabama

  5. Alfonso Collier v. State of Alabama

Courts of Practice

The Atkins Firm has over 10 years' experience with handling appeals and has filed in all Alabama appellate courts as well as those included in our federal circuit. In 2017, Ms. Atkins was sworn into the United States Supreme Court Bar by Chief Justice Roberts, enabling her to present cases to the United States Supreme Court. We handle appeals to the following courts:

  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Alabama Supreme Court

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court

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Each case carries its own unique set of circumstances that require careful consideration before we can quote a fee.  At The Atkins Firm, we listen to your story and consider the facts behind your arrest to determine the best way to proceed.