Over the years at RisCassi & Davis, Kathy has developed a focus in appellate... more
Over the years at RisCassi & Davis, Kathy has developed a focus in appellate advocacy. She has been involved in more than 35 cases before the state Appellate and Supreme Courts. Her strong analytical and writing skills have contributed to her numerous appellate successes since her precedent-setting first case before the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1986, O’Connor v. O’Connor, which changed the ... view profile
Keith Rudzik is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts,the United States... more
Keith Rudzik is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts,the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts,the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Mohegan Tribe'sGaming Disputes Court. Keith primarily practices in the fields of civil and criminal litigation. He is currently a member of theC... 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.