I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically... more
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically concern the ownership, management or control of a business, diverse contractual issues, financial torts, and/or government regulatory issues. I also handle many cases in the media and technology industries, with particular experience in First Amendment defense (anti-SLAPP motions) and motion picture, TV and video ... view profile
The majority of my practice is focused on juvenile law. I am very dedicated and... more
The majority of my practice is focused on juvenile law. I am very dedicated and compassionate about representing parent's rights in juvenile court. I am also a parent. When the system accuses a parent of abuse, it is an extremely serious accusation. Such an accusation must be handled with earnest, intelligence, and good advice. I have devoted a majority of my entire career on this area of law. ... 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.