Washington D.C. Office
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-220-3025; 202-997-1386
Fax: 301-320-3948
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Maryland Office
5321 Tuscarawas Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 301-320-5252
Fax: 301-320-3948
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North Carolina Office
4819 Emperor Blvd.
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27703
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Appeals & Post-Conviction

Protecting Washington Metro Area Clients After Conviction

If you have already been convicted of a crime, it is important to remember that you do have options.

At Hepworth, Pendry and Katkish, we have more than 30 years of litigation experience in the Washington Metro area. We will listen to your concerns and explain the options you have after a conviction. We will zealously protect your rights in an appeal or post-conviction challenge.

Appealing Criminal Convictions

We have protected the rights of our clients in local courts all the way to state and federal appellate courts. As experienced courtroom lawyers, we are able to find errors in the trial record that can result in new trials for our clients.

Just as we do in our trial practice, we thoroughly investigate each client's circumstances. We will comb through the original trial transcripts and search for new evidence that may be beneficial to our clients. Our aim in the appellate process is to identify reversible errors that can be used to overturn convictions or warrant a reduced sentence.

An appeal can give you back your freedom. Let us protect your rights and guide you through the appeals process.

Post-Conviction Litigation

We also have extensive experience with post-conviction litigation such as:

  • Challenges to sentences under 28 U.S.C. 2255 and state statutes
  • Habeas corpus proceedings
  • Motions for new trials
  • Other post-conviction proceedings

Whether you are seeking to have the conviction against you overturned or you are working towards a lighter sentence, we will provide the assistance you need.

Call 202-220-3025 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your appeal or post-conviction issue with an attorney at our Washington, D.C. or Bethesda, Maryland, offices.


At Hepworth, Pendry and Katkish, we represent clients throughout the Washington, D.C. area, including those in Washington, D.C.; Rockville (MD); Bethesda (MD); Greenbelt (MD); Fort Washington (MD); Upper Marlboro (MD), Baltimore City (MD), Annapolis (MD), Montgomery County (MD); Prince Georges County (MD), Howard County (MD), Anne Arundel County (MD), Frederick County (MD), Baltimore County (MD), and throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.