Phillip B. Grubaugh has been practicing law since 1975 and is licensed in the state... more
Phillip B. Grubaugh has been practicing law since 1975 and is licensed in the state of Missouri. He graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While attending law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, Phil was awarded Order of the Coif, and he graduated as one of the top ten students in his law school clas... view profile
Allison G. Confer has practiced with Wallace Saunders since 2005, and was elected as... more
Allison G. Confer has practiced with Wallace Saunders since 2005, and was elected as a partner in 2012. She serves as both a trial lawyer and as an advisor to clients on preventive strategies to avoid litigation. Allison practices in both the state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri handling a variety of cases, including automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, odor nui... 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.