Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the... more
Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Virginia. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law. After graduating from law school, Melinda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis J. Smith, now Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.Following her clerkship, Ms. VanLowe joined the fi... view profile
I joined Jackson Campbell in 2010 as an Associate in the Firm's Real Property Asset... more
I joined Jackson Campbell in 2010 as an Associate in the Firm's Real Property Asset Management, Bankruptcy Creditors' Rights, and General Litigation Practice Groups. Before JC, I was a litigator in McLean, Virginia, representing businesses before state and federal courts in matters involving contracts, trade secrets, employment law, landlord-tenant law, and bankruptcy. I also have experience... 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.