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4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Lantagne will review your brief to ensure compliance with all Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules, after consultation with you edit the document if necessary, and typeset covers.  We will - after ensuring the brief complies with the rules - produce the necessary copies of your brief with proper binding, hand file the copies with the court, appropriately serve to opposing counsel and our client, and call our client's office to confirm filing is successfully completed. Though this is our summary of services, we are happy to provide additional support, if needed.  We pride ourselves in giving our clients the personal touch that distinguishes us from our competitors.  

Regarding the appendix, we provide assistance from designations of documents to the filing of the final copies.  We relieve you and your staff of the task of preparing the appendix, freeing you to concentrate on researching and writing your brief.  Once designations have been filed, and upon receipt of the documents for your appendix,  we prepare and deliver a proof copy to your office well in advance of your filing date.   On the day of filing, we deliver copies of the appendix to court along with your brief and serve copies on opposing counsel.

Our Appellate Filing Procedure Handbook for the Fourth Circuit is available for download on this web site, or we would be happy to mail, fax or email you a copy.  While it is always our suggestion to review the actual rules of the court, our handbook was designed to be a valuable quick reference tool through the appellate process.

You will also find the complete 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules available for download on this web site.

The following documents are in pdf format. To view them or print them, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have it, this program can be downloaded free from Adobe.


L.L.P. Fourth Circuit Filing Synopsis
4th Circuit Full Rules
Pacer Login
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Post Office Box 2472
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2472

(804) 644-0477 or (800) 847-0477

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