After a pre-law school life as a journalist, then three years of training as a... more
After a pre-law school life as a journalist, then three years of training as a research attorney for a Justice on the California Court of Appeal, I turned to private civil litigation practice, eventually earning the distinction of certification by the California State Bar as an appellate law specialist. About 80% of my practice is devoted to civil appeals and writs thoughout southern and centra... view profile
I started my practice based on the idea of providing personal attention to each of... more
I started my practice based on the idea of providing personal attention to each of my clients. I have worked at lawfirms in the past, where clients were consideredmere paychecks for the firmand where the work on their cases was pushed off on greener, less-knowledgeable associates. I am a family man who has come to realize that there is no substitute for personal time with my wife and daughter. ... view profile
At the firm of Samuel J. Wells, APC we represent clients in the practice areas of... more
At the firm of Samuel J. Wells, APC we represent clients in the practice areas of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; employee and civil rights; and wage and hour disputes. Our firm provides each client with the strong employment law counsel they deserve. If you require the services of an attorney with significant experience, professional diligence and personal compassion, please conta... 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.