As your colleague in private practice, Mr. Stone knows that pride presumes you can handle any project on any case. However, having represented attorneys for over 30 years, he also knows that every lawyer faces constraints on time and resources that warrant a second opinion.
That second opinion should come from an experienced advocate of appellate services with expertise in a broad array of legal areas. In some cases, the greatest value may be derived from using that expertise to set up the underlying motion or appeal in order to maximize your positon on appeal. This may demonstrate to clients that you’re willing to do everything in your power to help them, which may add value to your practice and hopefully your wallet, as well.