Petitions for writs are original proceedings which commence in appellate courts. These types of proceedings seek extraordinary relief from appellate courts through its authority to issue writs, which may command courts, parties, or public and private entities to perform an act or to abstain from acting in a certain manner. Appellate courts have the power to issue writs for certiorari relief, habeas corpus, mandamus, and prohibition, among other writs. As a former staff attorney for the circuit court, Ms. Popovich has handled many petitions for writs and brings her experience and knowledge to the firm. Petitions for writs have a limited time-frame to seek relief from the appellate courts and, as such, you should consult with the firm when a judgment or order that the petition for writ would be premised on is rendered.