Joseph Cerra has been with Forman Holt Eliades Ravin since its inception, and is widely known as one of the firm's top litigators. He focuses on complex commercial litigation, cases... more
Joseph Cerra has been with Forman Holt Eliades Ravin since its inception, and is widely known as one of the firm's top litigators. He focuses on complex commercial litigation, cases under the Uniform Commercial Code, Federal WARN Act Litigation, appellate practice and various adversary proceedings under the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Cerra regularly appears in courts throughout the United States on ... 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.