After a long and diverse legal career in Washington, D.C. I have joined Ferree Law... more
After a long and diverse legal career in Washington, D.C. I have joined Ferree Law to defend those facing criminal charges. I received my law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992, graduating summa cum laude and order of the coif. While at Georgetown, I received the Hugh J. Fegan award for the highest academic average in the class, was a Law Fellow teaching assistant, and ... view profile
I bring my diverse experience in the public and private sectors to my active trial... more
I bring my diverse experience in the public and private sectors to my active trial practice. Elected to the Anchorage Assembly in 2007, I served the Municipality of Anchorage as its first acting Mayor from January to June 2009. I work withthe Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group and regularly provide legal advise to individuals and small businesses. I also work as an arbitrator and a med... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.