I grew up listening to the television show "Perry Mason" and trying to solve the... more
I grew up listening to the television show "Perry Mason" and trying to solve the mystery without ever seeing the characters or the action. I succeeded most of the time. It's what made me want to become an attorney.
LICENSES Supreme Court of the United States, 2006 Florida: Florida Bar, 2003;... more
LICENSES Supreme Court of the United States, 2006 Florida: Florida Bar, 2003; Southern District of Florida, 2004; Middle District of Florida, 2004; Northern District of Florida, 2004; District of Columbia: District of Columbia Court of Appeal, 2004; New York: New York Bar, 2007; Southern District of New York, 2007; Eastern District of New York, 2007; United States Co... view profile
After a judicial clerkship at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second... more
After a judicial clerkship at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Allan Pearlman went to work for the New York State Supreme Court, first as Court Attorney, then as Senior Court Attorney, in which he researched and wrote proposed decisions for the trial judges of that court. Now in private practice, Mr. Pearlman represents taxpayers -- people and businesses -- who are be... view profile
Peter G. Siachos is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in Gordon & Rees' New... more
Peter G. Siachos is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in Gordon & Rees' New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina offices. Having tried nearly 50 cases to conclusion, Mr. Siachos routinely handles matters nationwide before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative and regulatory agencies, and alternative dispute resolution panels. As a member of the Commercial Litigati... view profile
Nathaniel is an experienced attorney who defends clients under investigation or... more
Nathaniel is an experienced attorney who defends clients under investigation or indictment in New York state and federal court. A former prosecutor with the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan DA's office, he also taught the "Hope for Hopeless Cases" lecture seried for West Legal Ed Center, and is the creator of the "Ilustrated Guide to Law" web and book series.
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.