Elizabeth Bellin focuses her practice primarily on criminal defense and appellate... more
Elizabeth Bellin focuses her practice primarily on criminal defense and appellate advocacy. She represents individuals across Northern Indiana, including Elkhart, LaPorte, and St. Joseph counties in Indiana.
I proudly serve as the President of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation... more
I proudly serve as the President of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation because public education deeply matters to me. Twice annually, I also teach Trial Advocacy at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
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.