Federal appeals from any Michigan federal court have to be taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. Mr. Eaman has been practicing before that court since 1978, and currently has several cases awaiting decision or recently decided in that court. Ms. Gabbara is expected to be admitted to the bar of that court in May of 2014.
Federal appeals have different rules than state appeals. The time to take an appeal from a criminal conviction is very short – fourteen days from the entry of your judgment of conviction. All filing is electronic, and filing requires that you be qualified as an electronic filer in the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Eaman has also argued an appeal in the Second Circuit in New York, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. For a representative sample of his appeal cases, see his resume.