Nationwide Representation In All U.S. Courts Of Appeals
Maximize Your Chance Of A Successful Appeal
Just Appeals, The Law Office Of Scott M. Davidson, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, represents clients nationwide who are fighting for their futures after being wronged in a criminal or civil trial decision. I founded my law firm with a simple goal: To see that justice is done for every client I represent.
Civil and criminal appellate litigation has been my passion for more than 25 years. During that span of time, I have successfully litigated a wide spectrum of appellate issues in state and federal courts from coast to coast. I served as a judicial law clerk for appellate justices, I taught appellate and post-conviction law and practice at the University of New Mexico School of Law. I led the Appellate Practice Section of the New Mexico State Bar as a past chair and board member. I’ve taught appellate law in seminars in New Mexico and nationally. When you come to my firm for help, you’ll know right away that you’re in experienced and knowledgeable hands.
- New Mexico State Criminal Appeals
- Federal Criminal Appeals
- Habeas Corpus Cases
- Pardons And Clemency
- Immigration Appeals
- Expungements And Record-Clearing
No Two Appeals Cases Are Exactly The Same
Specific grounds for appeal vary greatly from case to case. I use my experience to carefully test each potential appellate issue, analyzing whether:
- The relief available is suited to your needs
- The facts presented in the lower court provide adequate support on appeal
- The claim of error was properly preserved for appellate review by trial counsel
- The appellate standard of review is favorable to the client’s position
- Current law or a good-faith extension of it supports the appellate issue
- There are equitable or policy reasons to present the issue
You shouldn’t be afraid to appeal if you believe justice has not been served in your situation. You need intimate knowledge of the law on your side, and that’s where my decades of experience become so important. I’ll help you understand your rights, and will fight aggressively for you.
Scott M. Davidson, Ph.D., a graduate of Yale University, and a former appellate judicial law clerk, has more than 20 years of successful experience litigating appeals. Mr. Davidson has an extensive history of winning criminal and civil appeals in state and federal courts.
Scott M. Davidson
Scott M. Davidson, Ph.D., a graduate of Yale University, and a former appellate judicial law clerk, has 20 years of successful experience litigating appeals. Mr. Davidson has an extensive history of winning criminal and civil appeals in state and federal courts.View Profile
“I was very fortunate to have chosen the law officers of Scott M. Davidson. Scott Davidson Esq. Phd. and his entire team were fantastic! They quickly resolved a long time case that had been hanging over my head for many many years and because of their professionalism, competence and attention to detail my case went smoothly and without any problems!
I was treated with dignity and respect throughout the entire process and so grateful and elated for the positive outcome! I highly recommend the law offices of Scott M. Davidson.” – E. Candelaria
There are no words that could effectively convey my gratitude to Scott Davidson and his team for the extreme care, compassion, and professionalism that they poured into my nephew’s case. Our battle was complicated and political given its “High Profile” status. However, Scott maintained his fierce belief and intense determination in pursing what he believed should have been the rightful, legal, and justifiable outcome for my nephew. Scott’s work ethic and baseline integrity cannot be questioned, nor can they be separated from his practice of Law. Throughout the duration of my nephew’s case while in Scott’s hands, I remained both confident and comforted by his knowledge, experience, and consistent communication. It is without hesitation that I recommend and sincerely endorse retaining the legal counsel of Scott Davidson should you find yourself needing such services!!
Bobbie Alires, Gilbert, AZ