Meredith R. Miller is a legal educator and scholar. She is also the principal of... more
Meredith R. Miller is a legal educator and scholar. She is also the principal of Miller Law, PLLC. Miller Law serves two constituencies: attorneys requiring consultation and small business clients in need of representation and advising. Since beginning her career as a law professor in 2004, Meredith has taught law school classes in writing and research, contracts, civil procedure, business o... view profile
ANNE GOLDEN is a partner and co-founder of Outten & Golden LLP. She has litigated... more
ANNE GOLDEN is a partner and co-founder of Outten & Golden LLP. She has litigated groundbreaking cases in the employment field involving summary judgment, retaliation, and attorneys' fees, and has negotiated many agreements on behalf of executives and other employees. She has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in New York" by New York Magazine and in The Best Lawyers in America every year since... 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.