I am a lawyer for a boutique civil litigation law firm with offices in Phoenix,... more
I am a lawyer for a boutique civil litigation law firm with offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Orange County, California; and Provo, Utah. I focus my practice on civil litigation (bringing and defending lawsuits in court) and appellate work. My litigation practice includes the representation of individuals and businesses in cases involving failed investments, business break-ups, business deals gone b... view profile
Thomas A. Gorman has over 25 years experience defending citizens in municipal, state... more
Thomas A. Gorman has over 25 years experience defending citizens in municipal, state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Gorman is certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist and is recognized in United States District Court as Learned counsel. Mr. Gorman specializes in trials, appeals, Rule 32s and writs of habeas corpus... view profile
Practice limited to appeals in the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, and Superior... more
Practice limited to appeals in the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, and Superior Court. Licensed in Arizona and Washington. 28+ years in the practice of law, 13 years in private practice engaged in civil litigation, criminal defense, contract law, construction law, land use and zoning law. 15 years as deputy prosecuting attorney in civil department representing and advising the county commi... 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.