Mr. Gerrald practices primarily in the fields of civil litigation and appeals,... more
Mr. Gerrald practices primarily in the fields of civil litigation and appeals, professional liability defense, and insurance coverage, along with collections, construction law, real estate, and church law. He regularly defends complex civil cases--particularly those alleging negligence or professional malpractice--and handles appeals thereof at all levels of state and federal courts in South Ca... 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.