was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. Growing up in the area, I was heavily involved in the community as an Eagle Scout and graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School. Following... more
was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. Growing up in the area, I was heavily involved in the community as an Eagle Scout and graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School. Following graduation from Reynolds, I attended college at Virginia Tech. A proud Hokie, I went on to earn two degrees with honors in Political Science and Economics and became a Rhodes Scholarship nominee.I returned home to atten... 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.