How much time after the trial court enters its judgment do I have to file an appeal?
Generally, you must file a notice of appeal in the trial court within 30 days of an adverse ruling. In certain types of cases, you must also file a post-trial motion or motion to reconsider in the trial court before you may file a notice of appeal. The procedural and jurisdictional rules governing appeals are numerous and complex. Failure to comply with these rules may result in the forfeiture of your right to appeal. If you are considering filing an appeal, we recommend that you promptly contact one of our appellate attorneys. At Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, our attorneys have a combined total of over 18 years of appellate experience. Several of our appellate attorneys have served as law clerks to justices on the Illinois Appellate Court. Their knowledge and experience can provide you unique insight into the appellate process and offer you the best chance of success on appeal.