My practice at the Joye Law Firm focuses on personal injury litigation. I am... more
My practice at the Joye Law Firm focuses on personal injury litigation. I am experienced in handling and trying cases involving automobile collisions, slip and falls, sexual assault, and medical malpractice. I have extensive experience in legal writing and research and I handle the law firm's appellate practice. I also serve as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law where I have t... view profile
I am a native of Charleston. I received my primary education at Charleston Day... more
I am a native of Charleston. I received my primary education at Charleston Day School and attended Porter Gaud High School After graduation from Washington and Lee University, I entered the Masters in Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston. It was a two year program and I decided to leave after a year to attend law school. I began working as a law clek in 1983 with a firm s... 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.