The MARCUS JARVIS LAW LTD has expanded the legal services it provides to include:

Dear Client,


The law firm of MARCUS-JARVIS LAW LTD has expanded the legal services it provides to include (appellate practice) filing appeals at the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal District of Minnesota, Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and Minnesota Tax Court.  


A trial is not always the end of the case. One or both parties may want to appeal part or all of the trial verdict or certain aspects of the lower court’s proceedings that they believe may have led the administrative agency, board, court or jury to make the wrong decision.  

In addition to the practice in the appellate courts, appellate lawyers play important roles in the trial courts. An appellate attorney may most effectively identify the trial-court errors and frame them for the appeals court. Our appellate attorney collaborates with trial counsel on strategic and tactical matters to raise all applicable arguments identifying and preserving legal issues as they arise and crafting effective motions on substantive legal issues–before, during, and after trial. Therefore, involving an appellate lawyer in a case as early as possible is important to ensure the best chance of success both at trial and on appeal. 


In formulating the issues on appeal, an appellate attorney conducts thorough legal research; analyzes the legal issues in light of the rule-making and policy considerations that shape the development of law; and then presents the facts and those issues and arguments selected for appeal concisely in a persuasive appellate brief. Appellate briefs receive greater judicial scrutiny than written materials prepared at trial for rather than being reviewed by a single judge, appellate briefs are reviewed by a panel of judges under comparatively less time pressure than exists in the trial court and will be able to study the appellate brief closely. Therefore, the importance of a well-crafted appellate brief cannot be exaggerated. 


Effective appellate advocacy thus demands a formulation of the issues that is focused on what is important to a panel of appellate judges deciding the case. Our appellate attorney has had the privilege of interning with Federal Judge Fredrick Block in the Eastern district of New York.  


Our team of three attorneys would be happy to assist you with your appeal. Please email us or give us a call. 

Dear Client,

The law firm of MARCUS-JARVIS LAW LTD has expanded the legal services it provides to include estate planning law. An estate is comprised of everything you own—your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, almost everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take it with you when you die. When that happens—and it is a “when” and not an “if”—you probably want to control how those things are given to the people or organizations you care most about.

To ensure your wishes are carried out, you need to provide instructions stating whom you want to receive something of yours, what you want them to receive, and when they are to receive it. You will, of course, want this to happen with the least amount paid in taxes, fees, and court costs. That is estate planning—planning in advance and naming whom you want to receive the things you own after you die.

If you don’t have a plan, your State has one for you, but you probably won’t like it:

At disability: If your name is on the title of your assets and you can’t conduct business due to mental or physical incapacity, the court, not your family, will control how your assets are used to care for you through a conservatorship or guardianship. It can become expensive and time consuming, it is open to the public, and it can be difficult to end even if you recover.

At your death: If you die without an intentional estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to state probate laws. If you are married and have children, your spouse and children will each receive a share. That means your spouse could receive only a fraction of your estate, which may not be enough to live on. If you have minor children, the court will control their inheritance and if both parents die (i.e., in a car accident), the court will appoint a guardian without knowing whom you would have chosen.

Given the choice—and you do have the choice—wouldn’t you prefer these matters be handled privately by your family, not by the courts? Wouldn’t you prefer to keep control of who receives what and when? And, if you have young children, wouldn’t you prefer to have a say in who will raise them if you can’t?

Our team of three attorneys would be happy to assist you with your estate planning law matters. Please email of give us a call.

Dear Client,

The law firm of MARCUS-JARVIS LAW LTD has expanded the legal services it provides to include landlord-tenant law and other aspects of real estate law. I would like to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself and to advise you that as a local lawyer, I would be pleased to offer my legal services to you. Prior to going to law school in 1997, I was a real estate investor. I owned rental properties in the Twin Cities area and have been in practice since 2002.

I meet with every client face-to-face and provide them with advice that only a trained lawyer can provide. Because I am located in your community, not only will I keep you informed throughout the transaction, but I am also available to resolve any issues that may arise during the course of the transaction.

My team of three attorneys would be happy to assist you with your real estate law matters and we would love to meet with you to discuss our professional legal services in more detail. Feel free to email us or give us a call. We look forward to working with you and will do our best to provide the highest quality legal services in a responsive, efficient manner.


Marcus Anton Jarvis, Esq.

Delacy Thomas, Esq.

Karen Bryan, Esq.

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