Matthew has practiced law with Dougherty Molenda since 2004, and he currently plays... more
Matthew has practiced law with Dougherty Molenda since 2004, and he currently plays an active role in its commercial, banking, and real estate practice areas. Matthew is regularly involved in all aspects of litigation in those areas. Matthew's practice also involves probate litigation, which includes representation and appearances associated with will contests and guardianship/conservatorship p... 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.