I have been practicing law for over 27 years. I practice primarily in southern... more
I have been practicing law for over 27 years. I practice primarily in southern California. I have always practiced criminal law as well as DUIs, writs and appeals, juvenile delinquency, parole law, lifer law. I have represented clients in hundreds of trials and thousands of hearings. Though it may sound like a cliche, your rights are important, if you do not have legal representation you may... 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.