When I was a law student over 30 years ago, I knew I wanted to be an appellate... more
When I was a law student over 30 years ago, I knew I wanted to be an appellate lawyer. In my third year I was chosen to serve as Judicial Extern for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. I received school credits for it, was paid a small amount, learned a great deal about the appellate process and fell in love with Alaska. After graduating from law school, the California Court o... view profile
I am the only lawyer in California certified as a specialist in both appellate law... more
I am the only lawyer in California certified as a specialist in both appellate law and in legal malpractice law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. If you have just lost your case and are trying to decide whether to appeal or to sue your lawyer (or both), you may wish to consult with me. My practice emphasizes appellate matters, legal malpractice litigation, counseli... view profile
I am admitted to practice law in both California and Colorado. I am presently a... more
I am admitted to practice law in both California and Colorado. I am presently a partner at the Sacramento law firm of Kimball Wilson, LLP, where my practice focuseson white collar criminal defense andbusiness litigation. My professional background. I started practice inSacramento with Malcolm Segal atthe white collar criminal and legal malpractice defense firm of Segal Kirby, where I b... view profile
Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small... more
Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small employers, public agencies, counites and cities. Approved arbitrator for WCAB matters. Speaker and lecturer at industry and association events.
Suzanne Nicholson is a 1998 graduate of the University of California Hastings... more
Suzanne Nicholson is a 1998 graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Ms. Nicholson is admitted to practice in Alaska (1998), California (2000) and Washington (2008). She is also admitted to practice in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and several District Courts in California. In 2013, Ms. Nicholson became a Certified Specialist in Civil Appellate... 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.