I left a local district attorneys office after 5 years as a prosecutor to start my... more
I left a local district attorneys office after 5 years as a prosecutor to start my own law firm with a partner in 2001. I have practiced state and federal criminal defense ever since. In 2003, I became Board Certified in Criminal Law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. I have held a federal Criminal Justice Act panel attorney position since 2003, representing indigent fede... view profile
T.C. is the McShane Firm's appellate and post-conviction attorney. He speaks his own... more
T.C. is the McShane Firm's appellate and post-conviction attorney. He speaks his own language: waiver, abuse of discretion, and de novo are words he actually understands. T.C. wields two weapons: (1) his unrivaled legal writing skills; and (2) his authoritarian presentation at oral argument. He uses his skills to persuade appellate judges and justices with logical, persuasive, and winning argum... view profile
Attorney Bryan E. DePowell is licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United... more
Attorney Bryan E. DePowell is licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Bryan spent 10 years as a Police Officer in Northeast Pennsylvania where he gained invaluable experience and insight into the real world application of criminal... view profile
Litigation, regulatory, and transactional practice that focuses on oil and gas law,... more
Litigation, regulatory, and transactional practice that focuses on oil and gas law, energy and natural resource development, environmental litigation and regulatory counseling, public utility law, and administrative law.
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.