Like many of my peers who became lawyers in the 1980's I was motivated by a desire to make a contribution to my community, i.e., "to do good." Following graduation from Northeastern... more
Like many of my peers who became lawyers in the 1980's I was motivated by a desire to make a contribution to my community, i.e., "to do good." Following graduation from Northeastern University Law School I was involved in litigation for over twenty years. However my experience was that court litigation was so expensive that it wasn't a practicable option for people who neither had a high incom... 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.