Franks practice focuses on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an... more
Franks practice focuses on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an emphasis on employment law, constitutional torts (Section 1983), public entity defense, and insurance defense. He has handled more than 150 appellate cases and routinely consults with trial attorneys on error preservation and pre-appeal strategy. He has prosecuted and defended original actions (e.g., mandamus, pro... view profile
Karin has 10 years’ experience in appellate work, beginning with almost six years of... more
Karin has 10 years’ experience in appellate work, beginning with almost six years of experience as a Staff Attorney at the Court of Appeals. In private practice, Karin has handled dozens of appeals for clients, winning a significant percentage of cases. As a contract attorney, Karin has written many successful appellate briefs for her attorney-clients on an outsourced-basis.
Chip is a litigator with KMK. He is particularly adept at fast-paced cases and... more
Chip is a litigator with KMK. He is particularly adept at fast-paced cases and matters that present difficult legal issues. He has successfully handled expedited election law cases, challenges to state legislation, and injunction matters. Chip's successes in fast-paced litigation have included: Obtaining a court order requiring an adjoining commercial property owner to expend approximatel... view profile
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 taught Planning Law at the University of Cincinnati as an adjunct from 2006 through 2011. I am a Past President of the Cincinnat... 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.