My legal concentration is in appellate and commercial litigation in both state and... more
My legal concentration is in appellate and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Before joining Lippitt OKeefe, Iserved as a law clerk intern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ilater served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1999 to 2000, and then in 2000, Iserved a... view profile
I was born in the Grand Rapids area and settled in Southeast Michigan with my family... more
I was born in the Grand Rapids area and settled in Southeast Michigan with my family after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 2001. I take pride in helping local businesses succeed. In my practice, I assist in structuring business organizations and joint ventures, negotiating and drafting contracts to protect my clients' interests, litigate in court to advocate for ... 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.