Highly accomplished attorney with extensive experience in the litigation of complex... more
Highly accomplished attorney with extensive experience in the litigation of complex impact immigration defense matters before tribunals falling within the jurisdiction of the Executive Office For Immigration Review as well as US District Courts, US Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court of the United States. My work experience also includes Alternative Dispute Resolution, specifically mediation ... view profile
I started Appellate Law Group in 2013 because after 30 years of practicing law, I... more
I started Appellate Law Group in 2013 because after 30 years of practicing law, I decided that my area of focus -- appellate practice -- needed to be handled differently from other types of litigation. Representing a client in an appeal is time-intensive. The appellate lawyer must review the trial record and understand what happened at trial. She must be willing to do extensive legal rese... view profile
Molly Barker Gilligan is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law and the... more
Molly Barker Gilligan is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law and the University of Maine. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maine, and operates her firm's Maine office, while continuing to provide services to clients in their Pennsylvania office. Ms. Gilligan handles a wide range of cases, including Social Security Disability, workers' compensation, general c... 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.