I have been practicing all aspects of family law for nearly twenty years and those... more
I have been practicing all aspects of family law for nearly twenty years and those who do this sort of work can tell you that it takes a great deal of patience, compassion and understanding to do it well. I live just north of Boston with my beautiful wife and our four (yes, four!) great kids. I am continuing to work on this Avvo profile because I think it is a great service to the community. I ... view profile
Alan is a member of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of... more
Alan is a member of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Since 2008 he has been co-chair of MATAs monthly luncheon speaker series and has given presentations to that group. More recently Alan was a panelist at a Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) seminar on Lawyers in Transition; Alans presentation addressed new court rules and procedures f... view profile
Founding partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP, a litigation boutique focusing on business... more
Founding partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP, a litigation boutique focusing on business litigation, trademark litigation, copyright litigation, healthcare litigation, ADR, trade secrets, noncompetes, unfair competition, and management side labor and employment.www.beckreedriden.com . Blog:www.faircompetitionlaw.com . Concentrating on complex commercial litigation, including high-tech and intellect... 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.