Chris began his legal career as a law clerk to District Judge Raymond J. Dearie in... more
Chris began his legal career as a law clerk to District Judge Raymond J. Dearie in the Eastern District of New York. He then worked as an associate in the New York City office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where his practice focused on financial litigation. Chris left the firm to serve as a law clerk to Circuit Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals before... 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.