Jack Shumate has been a frequent author and lecturer on real estate and... more
Jack Shumate has been a frequent author and lecturer on real estate and environmental matters for a number of bar and educational groups including the Wayne State University School of Law, the University of Michigan - Dearborn, and the sections of Real Property Law and Estate and Probate Practice of the State Bar of Michigan. He has also served in several cases as an expert witness on environm... 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.