I have represented David against Goliath for my entire career. In addition to... more
I have represented David against Goliath for my entire career. In addition to winning dozens of trials and settling thousands of cases totaling many millions of dollars (many of which are confidential settlements that cannot be disclosed), I have handled over fifty published appeals in the state and federal courts. Very few lawyers have had the privilege of arguing a case in the U.S. Supreme ... view profile
I am a full time lawyer, a part time judge and have a beautiful 22 year old daughter... more
I am a full time lawyer, a part time judge and have a beautiful 22 year old daughter and a brand new grandson.My husband and I love to run, play tennis, do yogaand relax with ourdogs, a Border Collie mix and aLab mix. I volunteer on the board of "www.MostlyMutts.org" an animal rescue organization.
After a stint in the United States Army following college, I entered the police... more
After a stint in the United States Army following college, I entered the police academy and became a police officer. This training, experience and connections from having served in one of the world's most dangerous jobs created credibility with other police officers and ultimately led me to my career as an attorney. I am in my 20th year of practice, after attending law school while working full... 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.