Leslie Dean O’Neal began practicing law in the fall of 2008 after graduating from... more
Leslie Dean O’Neal began practicing law in the fall of 2008 after graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Cum Laude, and receiving her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Ms. O’Neal has dedicated her legal practice to all aspects of litigation, with a particular focus in the areas of family law and domestic disputes. Ms. O’Neal has litig... view profile
Frank G. Podesta is a business, litigation and tax attorney in Roswell, Georgia. Mr.... more
Frank G. Podesta is a business, litigation and tax attorney in Roswell, Georgia. Mr. Podesta earned his B.A. in History and English, as well as his M.A. in Theology from Boston College. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, winning the Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Podesta also attended Rutgers University School of Business for an M.B.A., majoring in Accounting and Finance.... 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.