I studied mathematics at Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute before transferring to... more
I studied mathematics at Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute before transferring to SUNY Oneonta to become a teacher. While searching for my first permanent teaching position, my father suffered a heart attack and I went to work in his custom woodworking business. That was intended to last only until he got back on his feet. Ten years later, I was still at it. Then, for family reasons, my wife an... 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.