Cary Hansel, who was recently voted Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland... more
Cary Hansel, who was recently voted Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice, is a shareholder in the law firm of Joseph, Greenwald, Laake, P.A. His trial and appellate experience is focused primarily on civil rights and constitutional law, but also spans many other practice areas, including business and contract disputes, insurance litigation and administrative law. ... view profile
English Version: After enjoying many years of public service in the State of... more
English Version: After enjoying many years of public service in the State of Maryland and military agencies, I entered private practice to help people in need of legal assistance. To this new practice, I bring fluency in Spanish and a wealth of criminal law experience from my previous appellate practice, and my days as a prosecutor and JAG trial attorney. In Spanish: Despues de ... 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.