Joseph C. Patituce is a former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, and as a prosecutor he... more
Joseph C. Patituce is a former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, and as a prosecutor he gained valuable insights into how the criminal justice and legal system work. These insights help him help clients in ways that manyother attorneys simplycan not match. He grew up in a very small town in Upstate New York, but has been living in Ohio since he moved here to attend law school.
Ryan M. Harrell joined Elk Elk as an attorney in 2010. Prior to his affiliation with... more
Ryan M. Harrell joined Elk Elk as an attorney in 2010. Prior to his affiliation with the firm, Ryan represented injured clients at another northeast Ohio law firm, and also practiced on his own, focusing on civil appellate work and criminal defense representation. Ryan now works in Elk Elks research and writing department, where he practices in the field of civil appeals, and is also heavily ... view profile
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
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.