Kelly A. Broadbent has been practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts... more
Kelly A. Broadbent has been practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2004. She focuses in the areas of Plaintiff Personal Injury (including motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, and products liability), Workers Compensation, Criminal Law (including OUI, Drug Charges, Assault and Battery), Family Law (including Divorce, Custody and Child Support Matter... view profile
Ms. Schneider focuses her practice on real estate development permitting, land use... more
Ms. Schneider focuses her practice on real estate development permitting, land use and environmental litigation, and green building and sustainability issues. She represents public and private entity clients at the trial and appellate levels on a variety of matters including zoning, subdivision, wetlands and land use permitting appeals, environmental contamination disputes, and eminent dom... 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.