I'm a Colorado attorney. My law practice is focused on trial-oriented conflict... more
I'm a Colorado attorney. My law practice is focused on trial-oriented conflict resolution. I regularly practice law in both federal and Colorado state courts, and before the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts and the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. With broad legal experience and a background in human services and education, I enjoy pro... view profile
I'm as "solo" a practitioner of law that you will find, these days. I have been... more
I'm as "solo" a practitioner of law that you will find, these days. I have been married for almost 26 years to a wonderful professional woman who was forced into early retirement from a career as a nurse and manager of a pain management clinic because of a degenerative disability. Thus, I practice law out of my home so I am also available to care for my wife when she needs me. I have exp... 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.