"Ms. Longo is seen as the pre-eminent appellate lawyer in our community, and with... more
"Ms. Longo is seen as the pre-eminent appellate lawyer in our community, and with good reason. She combines keen analysis, excellent writing skills, and common-sense advocacy to make her effective. She is my "go-to" appellate resource in my own practice, and I am happy to endorse her." Ms. Longo has practiced as an appellate attorney in Michigan for over 20 years, focusing almost exclusivel... view profile
After growing up in South Lyon, Michigan, I worked my way through college,... more
After growing up in South Lyon, Michigan, I worked my way through college, graduating summa cum laude with an A.B.A. in Business Administration from Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan. From there, I transferred to Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan on a full academic scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology. After completing my undergra... view profile
The road to becoming an attorney (especially one who handles many family law cases)... more
The road to becoming an attorney (especially one who handles many family law cases) has been a true journey for me. I grew up in Highland Park, MI—which, back then, was a tree-lined city with the first community college in Michigan and a very progressive school district. Unfortunately, the schools I attended there are now in moth-balls, and the school system has an emergency manager. When I ... 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.