I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. Most of my legal career has... more
I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. Most of my legal career has been focused on family law; however, I started my litigation experience in San Diego as a prosecutor. I also worked as an attorney for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and taught International Law at the University of Denver. I converted my love of family law and international law into a practice of Internat... 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.