Generally, an appeal is made to a higher court regarding a lower court’s decision. However, unlike trial court, which has testimony from witnesses and admission of exhibits, in the appellate court, your record is already set. That is, the trial attorney sets the record during the trial, and it is that trial record that is used by the appellate court in determining whether or not to affirm or reverse and/or remand the trial court’s decision. You are generally not allowed to present evidence in the appellate court that was not admitted into evidence at trial court. Therefore, it is essential that the record at trial is properly preserved for an appeal. Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP’s attorneys are experienced litigators and appellate attorneys. As a result, our attorneys understand how to set a record at trial for purposes of preserving the record properly on appeal.