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
I am a trial lawyer based in Portland, Oregon. I handle cases primarily in Oregon,... more
I am a trial lawyer based in Portland, Oregon. I handle cases primarily in Oregon, Washington and the Federal Courts in which they are located. I also handle appellate matters in the Oregon appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit.
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.