Author Archives: Kimberly Alderman (Penix)

Do I need a tax appeals attorney to challenge my IRS Notice of Claim Disallowance?

Receiving an IRS notice of claim disallowance can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but having a tax appeals attorney by your side can make all the difference. In this post, we’ll explore the process of appealing an IRS decision and explain why enlisting the expertise of a tax appeals attorney is crucial every step of the […]

What is an insufficient evidence argument in a criminal appeal?

An insufficient evidence argument asserts that the evidence at trial was insufficient to convict the defendant of one or more charges because the prosecution did not prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, one or more elements of those charges.

What is the criteria for a cert petition in Colorado?

A cert petition (petition for writ of certiorari) asks the Colorado Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the state, to review the decision of the Colorado Court of Appeals. The criteria for filing a cert petition in Colorado may depend on the type of case and the court involved. In general, however, the […]

How do you preserve an issue for appeal in Colorado?

In order to make a legal argument on appeal, the issue must be preserved. The principal behind issue preservation is that the trial court should have an opportunity to correct its own errors before the appeals court steps in. Therefore, where an issue has not been preserved – i.e. not first brought to the attention […]