My 30+ plus years of government service in law enforcement and emergency medical... more
My 30+ plus years of government service in law enforcement and emergency medical service allows me to bring tremendous experience to a case on behalf of a client. Military service and working for governments at city, county, state and multi-jurisdictional levels has taught me that government conduct reaches every aspect of a citizen's life in many important ways. After years of practice and exp... view profile
Education.Michigan State University, B.A. degree; University of Michigan Law School,... more
Education.Michigan State University, B.A. degree; University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor degree; The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard/Tufts, M.A. degree. Additional study in forensic science, forensic accounting, arson, criminal law and litigation. Experience.Assistant Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, Research Associate, Harvard Law School, Professor. Louis ... view profile
Kimberlee A. Hillock is a shareholder and a co-chairperson of Willingham & Coté, P.C.... more
Kimberlee A. Hillock is a shareholder and a co-chairperson of Willingham & Coté, P.C.’s Appellate Practice Group. She is also an associate editor of and regular contributor to the Michigan Defense Quarterly. Before joining Willingham & Coté, P.C., Ms. Hillock worked as a research attorney and judicial clerk for the Honorable Donald S. Owens of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and as a judicial ... 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.