BLAKE P. SOMERS LLC

Sometimes, the first result obtained in a case isn't satisfactory.  Sometimes, changes need to be made to an already-existing judgment or other legal reality.  Whatever the situation, our team trains and practices extensively in the area of appellate litigation because we know that a successful appeal can be the "last best chance" for our client to succeed.  Beyond "traditional" appellate litigation, we also focus on numerous post-conviction remedies, including withdrawing guilty pleas and pursuing "post-conviction petitions" to Ohio State courts, habeas Motions filed in a Federal District Court, and appeals of unsuccessful attempts at both.  We also handle "expungement" cases in order to help you clear your record for the future.  If you need an appeal in your case, call our office for a free consultation so we can assist you even after the 'closing bell' has rung.  We have represented clients:


▪  Direct Appeals in Ohio State Courts, and several Federal Circuits, including criminal, family law, and civil/liability matters     ▪  Oral Argument in State and Federal Courts  ▪  Petitions to  Ohio and U.S. Supreme Courts for further review    ▪  Objections to Magistrate's decisions     ▪  Petitions for "rehearing" or "reconsideration" in State and Federal courts        Immigration cases to the Board of Immigration Appeals and Petitions for Review to Federal Circuit Courts   ▪  Motions to Reopen and/or Reconsider in Immigration Cases    ▪  Petition for Post-conviction relief in Ohio State courtsand habeas Petitions in Federal Court under both 2254 (state prisoner) and 2255 (federal prisoner)   ▪  Expungements     ▪  Mediation in both federal and state courts of appeal     ▪  Motions for "60(B) relief from judgment"

To discuss a case where you need assistance in your appeal or other post-judgment issue, contact us for a free consultation.

Appellate Litigation

114 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513.587.2892 / 513.621.2525 (fax)