I am an associate at the firm Keefe & Brodie. I graduated from Santa Clara... more
I am an associate at the firm Keefe & Brodie. I graduated from Santa Clara University in 2005 and received my J.D. from St. Louis University in 2011, where I was a Dean’s Scholar and graduated with a concentration in taxation. I joined Keefe & Brodie in December 2011. Prior to joining Keefe & Brodie, I was an associate at what is now Amato Family Law, LLC, and while in law school, I clerked at ... 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.