My name is John Davis. I was born in 1944 in Austin, Texas. I graduated from a very... more
My name is John Davis. I was born in 1944 in Austin, Texas. I graduated from a very small rural High School in Manor, Texas in 1962. My parents had a farm but no money. By working and getting what little help my parents could give me, I managed to graduate from the University of Texas in 1966 and from St Mary's Law School in 1970. Since 1983 I have been exclusively a bankruptcy lawyer. I ha... 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.