In addition to the Bars of the State of North Carolina and the District of Columbia, I am admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of North... more
In addition to the Bars of the State of North Carolina and the District of Columbia, I am admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Western District of North Carolina and Middle District of North Carolina. I am admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals f... 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.