May Oberfell Lorber is a full service law firm based in Mishawaka, Indiana. I am... more
May Oberfell Lorber is a full service law firm based in Mishawaka, Indiana. I am proud of our firm's contributions to our local community. As a partner in the firm, I focus my practice on appeals, although that often includes becoming involved with litigation at the trial court level. I have handled more than 350 appeals at the state and federal levels and am an adjunct assistant professor... 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.