I am a shareholder with Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A. I earned my J.D. at the... more
I am a shareholder with Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A. I earned my J.D. at the University Of Miami School Of Law (JD, Magna Cum Laude, 1990), where I was a member of the University of Miami Law Review. I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990 and have been practicing continuously in South Florida ever since. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. I am rated “AV... view profile
I practice in Florida, although I'm also admitted to the New York and Colorado Bars.... more
I practice in Florida, although I'm also admitted to the New York and Colorado Bars. My practice involves the handling of appellate matters in most areas of civil law. In addition, I provide "trial support" by conducting legal research and by preparing motions, memoranda, responses, etc. I also handle litigation, prepare wills and contracts and assist with credit card debt.
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.