“My motivation as a family law attorney is fueled by my passion to preserve and... more
“My motivation as a family law attorney is fueled by my passion to preserve and promote loving, supportive environments for our children and to secure our clients’ financial stability. The law is dynamic and so are families. Understanding this, my practice and career are solely dedicated to addressing the challenges or adversity inherent within these dynamics.” “While a solid understanding... view profile
James M. Cordes has been an associate attorney at the Law Office of Laura E. Shapiro... more
James M. Cordes has been an associate attorney at the Law Office of Laura E. Shapiro since 2011. James received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in law school, James distinguished himself as a quarter-finalist in the Hogan & Hartson CU/DU Cup Mock Trial competition and was honored to ... 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.