I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After completing my undergraduate... more
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After completing my undergraduate studies with a B.A. in English, I worked in marketing and management for CBS Television Network, The Walt Disney Company, and the NFL. I obtained my Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1994, where I received a Dean’s Scholarship. At Pepperdine, I was Note and Comment editor of the Law Rev... 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.