Appeals from Administrative Agencies
and Courts

Many laws delegate to administrative agencies the authority to make rules, decisions, and hear appeals from decisions.   While some laws allow a court to hear an appeal de novo (allowing the court to take new evidence), many laws limit courts to a review of the law and the evidence presented to the administrative agency.

If you disagree with a decision of a government agency, you should immediately contact a lawyer for advice about the administrative appeal process.  An experienced lawyer will help you determine the remedies available to you and be able to prepare evidence required by the particular agency rules.

Courts of appeal determine whether a decision of a trial court is legally erroneous based on the evidence presented to the trial court.

Doris Dabrowski has represented clients in appeals from civil case judgments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Federal Circuit, state appellate courts, and agencies including:

  • New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners
  • State Board of Nursing
  • Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • Department of Labor
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)
  • New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
  • Board of Pensions
  • Social Security Administration
  • Unemployment Compensation Board of Review
  • Merit Systems Protection Board
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • New Jersey Office of Administrative Law
  • Bureau of Hearings and Appeals of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund
  • Philadelphia Tax Review Board

Contact us to learn how we can help you with your appellate needs.