Attorney Pumphrey has handled criminal and civil appellate cases across the state for a quarter century. She has more than 200 appearances in the state and federal appellate courts.... more
Attorney Pumphrey has handled criminal and civil appellate cases across the state for a quarter century. She has more than 200 appearances in the state and federal appellate courts.Since mid-2014, Attorney Pumphrey has achieved four consecutive successes in the Supreme Judicial Court. In addition, she has obtained two recent reversals in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.The appellate cases ... 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.