Appellate Litigation

Attorney Lead for Practice Group

Fineman Krekstein & Harris has been litigating appeals since its founding over 30 years ago. Collectively, our lawyers have decades of experience handling appeals. The Firm’s appellate work covers a diverse range of matters. Some examples include commercial litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith actions, Fair Debt Collection Practices actions, tort actions, real estate actions, construction cases, condominium law, constitutional disputes, and a wide range of administrative agency and zoning appeals. Our lawyers have argued before every level of appellate court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in vigorously pursuing or defending our clients’ interests.  At times, we have broken ground for new case law.  Before beginning the practice of law, a number of our attorneys clerked for appellate judges, giving them valuable insights into the appellate litigation process.

Representative matters

  • The Firm was successful before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in establishing application of the business judgment rule for condominium boards under the Unit Property Act.
  • The Firm successfully defended the constitutionality of the Intergovernmental Regulatory Authority before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
  • The Firm was successful in the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit in obtaining a judgment based upon res judicata and collateral estoppel.
  • The Firm was successful in having the dismissal of insurance bad faith claims upheld in the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit.
  • The Firm was successful before the Commonwealth Court in reversing the lower court and Zoning Board of Adjustment in connection with parking regulations.
  • The Firm successfully argued before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania that its client could not be forced into arbitration.
  • The Firm was successful before the Commonwealth Court in establishing the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s immunity as a local agency.
  • The Firm was successful before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division in obtaining affirmance of summary judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case.