I am not like other lawyers, (my clients say). I love helping people. I started practicing as an Intern for the Commonwealth Attorney in Newport in 1979. I was licensed in Kentucky in... more
I am not like other lawyers, (my clients say). I love helping people. I started practicing as an Intern for the Commonwealth Attorney in Newport in 1979. I was licensed in Kentucky in 1980 and in Tennessee in 1987. Thus, I have thirty years legal experience. I have maintained my license in both states for all these years. If you see my discipline report, it is two unfortunate inci... 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.