Mr. Banner has quickly proven himself a formidable opponent to those who would... more
Mr. Banner has quickly proven himself a formidable opponent to those who would challenge his client’s constitutional rights. In recognition of his results in criminal litigation, he has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma. Moreover, he is “Lead Counsel” rated, and Avvo has named him as one of the small percentage of “Superb” rated criminal defense attorneys in Oklahoma. As... view profile
Professor Luff joined the OU Law faculty as a visiting assistant professor in the... more
Professor Luff joined the OU Law faculty as a visiting assistant professor in the fall of 2014. He teaches courses in administrative law, civil procedure, and legislation. Prior to coming to OU Law, Professor Luff taught at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Washington and Lee University School of Law. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Instit... 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.