I was the first Texas attorney to become board certified in both civil appellate law... more
I was the first Texas attorney to become board certified in both civil appellate law and criminal appellate law. I was one of only 16 attorneys who passed the Criminal Appellate Law certification exam when it was administered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for the first time in October 2011. The next year, I passed the Civil Appellate Law certification exam. I have worked on n... 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.