Krista graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1998 with a B.S. in Elementary... more
Krista graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1998 with a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. She was a special education teacher for about a year and then left the field to study law. She graduated from ASU with a J.D. in 2002 and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in January 2003. Krista joined Warnock, MacKinlay & Carman, PLLC in 2003. She has been practicing plaintiff's civi... 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.