Civil Appeals & Appellate Strategy

Vince has briefed and argued many cases before the Third Circuit and the state courts of New Jersey and New York. He has argued in the highest courts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the federal courts of those states.

As a trial lawyer, he understands how to use the record to support or undermine arguments before an appeals court. And he knows it is just as important to know what not to say as what arguments to make and how to make them. He is a skilled and persuasive advocate before appellate panels.

His reported appellate decisions include:

  • Frederick v. Law Offices of Fox, Kohler & Assoc., PLLC, No. 20-2539 (Third Circuit, Mar. 24, 2021)
  • HIKO Energy, LLC v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Comm’n, 209 A.3d 246 (Pa. Supreme Court 2019)
  • HIKO Energy, LLC v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Comm’n, 163 A.3d 1079 (Pa. Commonwealth Court 2017)
  • In re Casale, 213 N.J. 379 (2013) (attorney ethics matter)
  • State of New Jersey v. Occidental Chemical Corp., Nos. A-4620-10T2, A-4623-10T2, A-4625-10T2, A-4628-10T2, A-0067-11T2 (App. Div. 2012)
  • Transtech Industries Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds London, No. A-2604-07T2, _ N.J. Super. _ (App. Div. 2009)
  • NCP Litigation Trust v. KPMG LLP, 187 N.J. 353 (2006)
  • State v. Trap Rock Industries, Inc., 338 N.J. Super. 92 (App. Div. 2001)
  • Strauss v. Hayduchok, _ N.J. Super. _ (App. Div. 1999)
  • Blue Circle Raia, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Adjustment of Hardyston Township, No. A-006679-93T2 (App. Div. 1995)
  • Haworth v. Deborah Heart & Lung, 271 N.J. Super. 502 (App. Div. 1994)
  • Bostock v. High Tech Elevator Industries, Inc., 260 N.J. Super. 432 (App. Div. 1992)
  • Livera v. First Nat. State Bank of New Jersey, 879 F. 2d 1186 (3d Cir. 1989)
  • Harmon Cove Condominium Assen, Inc. v. Marsh, 815 F. 2d 949 (3d Cir. 1987)
  • US v. State of New Jersey, Violent Compensation Board, 831 F.3d. 458 (3d Cir. 1987)
  • Brown v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 747 F. 2d 878 (3d Cir 1984)
  • Coria v. Heckler, 750 F. 2d 245 (3d Cir. 1984)