I represent people charged with criminal and juvenile offenses in North Alabama, and... more
I represent people charged with criminal and juvenile offenses in North Alabama, and I handle appeals statewide. I formerly clerked for a federal judge and then practiced law at major law firms representing huge corporations. I now use those skills I gained clerking and representing corporations to help regular people who are in a bind. After law school, I clerked for United States Distr... view profile
Caleb W. Ballew joined the firm of Martinson & Beason as an associate attorney in... more
Caleb W. Ballew joined the firm of Martinson & Beason as an associate attorney in October 2012. Caleb’s practice areas include divorce, domestic relations, criminal defense, general civil litigation and estate litigation. In addition, he is a certified guardian ad litem and often represents the rights of juveniles. Caleb was admitted to practice law in Alabama in 2010 and is a member of the Hu... 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.