KRISTIN A. CARUSOholds a B.S. from Cornell Universitys School of Hotel... more
KRISTIN A. CARUSOholds a B.S. from Cornell Universitys School of Hotel Administration, an M.B.A. from the University of Denver, and a J.D. from the University of Denver, where she served as an editor of the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy. She is also a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant, Certified. Ms. Caruso is admitted to practice in the State of Colorado as well as the United Stat... view profile
T. Markus Funk, a partner in Perkins Coies Litigation practice and a member of the... more
T. Markus Funk, a partner in Perkins Coies Litigation practice and a member of the firms Investigations White Collar Defense group, is a seasoned trial attorney and investigator focusing on business crimes, corporate investigations, complex commercial litigation, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. As a federal prosecutor with ten years experience, Markus triedmore than24 federal... view profile
I was born in Washington, D.C and then spent the five years in Germany as an army... more
I was born in Washington, D.C and then spent the five years in Germany as an army brat. When we finally moved to the States, we moved to Minnesota, where I was lucky enough to grow up right on the Mississippi River. I earned a double major in International Affairs and Foreign Languages from Lewis Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Although I loved the Pacific Northwest, I could not resi... view profile
Darren is a litigator and trial attorney who primarily represents businesses in... more
Darren is a litigator and trial attorney who primarily represents businesses in civil lawsuits involving complex corporate matters. Darren is based in the firm's Denver office and actively practices in all courts in Colorado and Nevada, where he focuses on the alcohol distribution industry, commercial litigation, trials, and appeals.
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.