John Yetter has spent seventeen years in the practice of criminal defense. Since... more
John Yetter has spent seventeen years in the practice of criminal defense. Since graduating near the top of his class from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1996 he has made it his goal to provide the best defense available for people prosecuted by the government. He earned admission to the Illinois Bar in 1996, the United States District Court in 2003 and the United States Supreme Cour... 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.