Our office specializes in complex civil disputes involving business, personal injury,... more
Our office specializes in complex civil disputes involving business, personal injury, complex land disputes, and probate disputes. We also have experience in collecting large unpaid judgments. We don't do wills, estate planning, divorce, or child custody. We focus on the problems of businesses or people who are in disputes or need to collect large sums from someone who will not pay what is ... view profile
Michael Henderson leads Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC’s Appellate Practice Division.... more
Michael Henderson leads Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC’s Appellate Practice Division. Mike’s practice is focused on legal research and writing, with an emphasis on appellate and motion practice. Mike has extensive experience in Appellate Law, having been involved in numerous appeals before the South Dakota Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mike has draft... view profile
I joined the Boyce Greenfield firm after a two-year clerkship with the Honorable... more
I joined the Boyce Greenfield firm after a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Glen A. Severson of the Supreme Court of South Dakota. I am a member of the Litigation Section of the firm and represent clients in a variety of general civil litigation matters.
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.
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