On November 1, 2007, I opened my own law office after nearly 21 years at Manley... more
On November 1, 2007, I opened my own law office after nearly 21 years at Manley Burke. My concentration is in municipal law, land use/zoning and eminent domain. I have experience in complex litigation matters, involving civil rights, construction and commercial law. I teach Planning Law at the University of Cincinnati. I am a Past President of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation and currently serve o... 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.