Linda J. Conrad is an appellate specialist, certified by the California State Bar... more
Linda J. Conrad is an appellate specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and an experienced mediator. She handles a variety of civil and family law appeals in the California Appellate Courts and the California Supreme Court. She also handles mediations in civil cases with a goal of helping the parties reach a mutually beneficial agreement that preser... 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.