I always remember that my job is to get you the results you want. I have... more
I always remember that my job is to get you the results you want. I have concentrated in representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters for 40 years. I always try to avoid litigation if that is possible. It is nearly always better for my clients to resolve a dispute before it gets to court. I will negotiate or mediate a dispute when that makes sense for you. If not,I will consider... view profile
I have been a litigator at Smith Duggan since 2000. Before coming to Smith Duggan, I... more
I have been a litigator at Smith Duggan since 2000. Before coming to Smith Duggan, I served as law clerk to Justice John A. Dooley of the Vermont Supreme Court. My practice has focused on defending businesses and individuals in workers’ compensation, employment, contract, premises liability, Consumer Protection Act and business disputes. I have litigated cases to trial at the state and federa... view profile
I'm Attorney Rob McCarthy, Jr., a Boston College and New England Law (Boston)... more
I'm Attorney Rob McCarthy, Jr., a Boston College and New England Law (Boston) graduate, and I've been an attorney for thirty years. Starting off as a litigator in the United States Marine Corps, I was trained at the Naval War College in the Naval Justice School, Newport, RI. Before Naval Justice School, I trained as a Marine Corps infantry officer at the Basic School and Officers Candidate Sc... 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.