I am a partner in the Litigation practice group of Best Best Krieger LLP's Indian... more
I am a partner in the Litigation practice group of Best Best Krieger LLP's Indian Wells office andhave been a resident of the Coachella Valley for more than 30 years. I have extensive experience in all areas of civil litigation and appellate law and have handled numerous superior court and appellate court matters. I have also represented public agencies and private parties in all types of muni... view profile
Kira L. Klatchko, a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, handles both state and... more
Kira L. Klatchko, a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, handles both state and federal appeals arising from all areas of civil practice for clients as varied as cities, businesses and families. She is chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Litigation group, and holds the unique distinction of being an Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specializati... 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.