My name is Lauren M. Elenbaas, and I am an attorney with the Shaw Firm, PLLC, located in Conway, Arkansas. The Shaw Firm, PLLC, is a general practice firm offering aggressive... more
My name is Lauren M. Elenbaas, and I am an attorney with the Shaw Firm, PLLC, located in Conway, Arkansas. The Shaw Firm, PLLC, is a general practice firm offering aggressive representation and quality consulting services throughout Arkansas. In regard to myself, I am a former insurance defense attorney and honors graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School o... 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.