Prior to opening my ownfirm, Ipracticed law at Messina Law Firm inHolmdel, New... more
Prior to opening my ownfirm, Ipracticed law at Messina Law Firm inHolmdel, New Jersey, where Istarted first as a law clerk, then worked as an associate, and am currently servingas "of counsel." Ihave worked on a number of cases, including complex civil litigation,that involved a broad range of various questions of state and federal substantive law; sophisticated procedural, discove... view profile
Michael S. Karpoffis a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and... more
Michael S. Karpoffis a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and is a member of the firms Community Association Groupand the firms Professional Licensing and Regulation Practice. Mr. Karpoff is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and oversees the Community Association Groups litigation. He has served as lead counsel for numerous plainti... 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.