Sharon V. Lovejoy has over 20 years of experience in representing clients in a wide... more
Sharon V. Lovejoy has over 20 years of experience in representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters with primary focus in commercial, real estate and business litigation. Ms. Lovejoy has been named inBest Lawyers in America(in Appellate Law, "Arbitration", "Banking Finance Litigation", "Construction Litigation" and Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law), inSuper Lawyers(in Business Li... view profile
My interest and focus are insurance covreage matters. I post regularly about... more
My interest and focus are insurance covreage matters. I post regularly about insurance coverage matters at my blog, www.insurancelawhawaii.com. I am a co-editor of the ABA's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee's website where articles and case notes related to insurance issues are posted. I speak and write on insurance coverage issues.
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.