Plaisance Law provides legal writing and consultation services throughout the life of a case, from the initial consultation to litigation to the post-trial appeal. We work with trial attorneys and clients to provide convincing, articulate, and well-considered legal arguments. Whether your case requires years of continued consultation and legal writing support, or just one motion, opposition, or appeal, we are prepared for success. 

In every case, Plaisance Law aims to provide the best legal representation in a cost-effective and timely manner. Our fees are structured according to the needs of the client. While flat rates and hourly charges work in some cases, we are also willing to share in the risk of contingency contracts. Each fee is discussed with the client or referring attorney to ensure mutual benefit. Our fees are straightforward and always outlined in a contract.

What truly distinguishes Plaisance Law is the experience of its attorneys, Mark D. Plaisance and Marcus J. Plaisance. With over 33 years of combined practice, Mark and Marcus bring decades of knowledge and experience which will be put to work for you. Click on the photos below to learn more.

Meet Our Attorneys

Why should you hire an experienced appellate attorney?

Appellate attorneys are hired to help a party to a civil suit or a defendant in a criminal case support or challenge the decision of a trial court. The appellate process is governed by specific rules and procedure which differ from those of the trial court and require stricter attention. This is one reason people hire an appellate attorney. A skilled appellate attorney should understand both the procedure of the appeal court and the grounds upon which the trial court decision may be supported or challenged.

Mark and Marcus Plaisance will explain the steps your case will take on appeal. There are steps common to each appeal, such as filing the notice, ordering the record, and filing the briefs. However, each appellate court can have slightly different rules and deadlines. Mark and Marcus will ensure the proper steps are taken in your appeal or writ application.

Can an appellate attorney help you at the trial court?

Hiring an experienced appellate attorney at the trial court level allows trial counsel to consult with someone who is well-versed on protecting issues for appeal. The trial counsel further benefits from having as part of the legal team an attorney experienced in research and writing. Developing the case at the trial level can greatly assist in an appeal or even help avoid one altogether.

Mark and Marcus have over 30 years of combined experience. Mark presided over countless trials when serving as Baker City Court Judge. He understands how trial judges approach cases, a perspective which can help you at the trial court. Marcus, who has been a practicing trial attorney for many years, can help present your case in the trial court while maintaining issues for appeal.