A member of the firm, Cunningham Bounds, LLC in Mobile, Alabama, working behind the... more
A member of the firm, Cunningham Bounds, LLC in Mobile, Alabama, working behind the scenes overseeing legal research, motion practice, and appeals. Received a B.A. degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee in 1981. While at Sewanee, was a member of the Academic Order of Gownsmen. Then earned a J.D. degree from The Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birming... view profile
William Shreve practices in the areas of appellate advocacy, insurance coverage, and... more
William Shreve practices in the areas of appellate advocacy, insurance coverage, and civil litigation. He has handled more than 100 appeals and petitions for extraordinary writ in the Alabama Supreme Court, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has represented insurers and insureds in numerous coverage matters, preparing coverage opinion... 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.