Served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1965 to 1991. Assigned to JAG... more
Served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1965 to 1991. Assigned to JAG Department from 1974 to 1991. Retired with rank of Lt. Colonel. Member of the Board of Directors, Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, from 1991 through 1998, President of the Board in 1997. Served as Family Law Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for Sacramento County Superior Court from 1996 through... 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.