Bronson James is a Portland native who received his bachelors degree from Reed... more
Bronson James is a Portland native who received his bachelors degree from Reed College, and his J.D. cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School. From 2005-2010 he served as Chief Deputy Defender for the Oregon Office of Public Defense Services Appellate Division. He has represented hundreds of persons before the Oregon Court of Appeals or the Oregon Supreme Court. He is a leading practi... view profile
Diane Cady is a native Oregonian. She grew up in Bend and attended college at... more
Diane Cady is a native Oregonian. She grew up in Bend and attended college at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. Ms. Cady studied law at Willamette University with an emphasis on employment and also served as executive editor of the Willamette Law Review. Ms. Cady has practiced law in Oregon, Maryland and Virginia. She began her career in family law, which she continued to... 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.