I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1993... more
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1993 and worked for one year as a law clerk to Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Stanley Feldman. Because of my strong commitment to criminal justice, I then went to work for the Pima County Public Defender's Office . I worked there for almost five years handling all levels of criminal appeals and post-conviction l... view profile
Get To Know Roger In His Own Words I pride myself on my ability to bring sanity and... more
Get To Know Roger In His Own Words I pride myself on my ability to bring sanity and competency to the world of litigation. I believe that I am respected by my clients and opposing parties for my intelligence, toughness and deep understanding of legal concepts and procedures. Over the past 30 years, I have handled a broad variety of business-related lawsuits, including such matters as escr... 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.