My trial practice focuses on defending employers and medical professionals in state... more
My trial practice focuses on defending employers and medical professionals in state and federal courts in both Oregon and Washington. I have represented employers in all types of employment discrimination claims brought in federal and state court. I am our firm's senior employment defense trial attorney. In addition to defending private employers, I have extensive experience defending municipa... view profile
My practice is principally devoted to estate planning and related areas, including... more
My practice is principally devoted to estate planning and related areas, including issues associated with federal and state estate taxes and income taxes. Many of my clients require sophisticated and complex estate plans, while others need only basic wills and/or relatively simple trusts. In addition to estate planning, I assist clients in administering estates and trusts, either by advising ... 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.