I am a former prosecutor and Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, IL, one of... more
I am a former prosecutor and Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, IL, one of the largest prosecutorial offices in the world. As a prosecutor and Assistant State’s Attorney, I earned a reputation for persistence and toughness while having drive, compassion, extensive legal knowledge and prolific courtroom skills. With the same veal and vigor that I had as prosecutor, I now use to represent... 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.