My career has focused on Oregon's appeals system. I worked as a research attorney in... more
My career has focused on Oregon's appeals system. I worked as a research attorney in the Oregon Court of Appeals, as a senior deputy for the State Public Defender, and in private practice since 2002. I've represented clients in over 1200 cases in Oregon's Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, including criminal appeals, parole appeals, appeals in stalking cases, domestic relations appeals and app... view profile
Mark's been at the forefront of the struggle to bring equality to Oregon's gay and... more
Mark's been at the forefront of the struggle to bring equality to Oregon's gay and lesbian citizens since 1991. As a family law attorney, he helps clients transition to post-divorce life as safely and smoothly as possible. Caring and analytical, he enjoys helping people improve their lives. Among many other accomplishments, he is former president of the Oregon State Bar and former president of ... view profile
Brian Talcott is a partner in Dunn Carney’s Litigation Practice Group. He is the... more
Brian Talcott is a partner in Dunn Carney’s Litigation Practice Group. He is the firm’s lead appellate attorney, and has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the state and federal appellate courts. Brian also specializes in insurance coverage and recovery, professional liability defense and complex civil litigation. In 2009-2014, Oregon Super Lawyers recognized Brian as a Super Lawyer in A... 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.