Michael A. Carmoney is a well-known trial attorney based in Des Moines, Iowa. During... more
Michael A. Carmoney is a well-known trial attorney based in Des Moines, Iowa. During his legal career, Mike has successfully represented many individuals, corporations, and insurance companies in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mike is a veteran of numerous civil jury and bench trials throughout Iowa. In 2011, Mike launched his own law office, Carmoney Law Firm, PLLC. Since i... 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.