From the day I started working in the field until today, I have learned the practice... more
From the day I started working in the field until today, I have learned the practice of criminal and appellate law from some of the finest attorneys in the country. I respect my clients and their families above all else and am keenly sympathetic to the fact that, when most of them come to me, they have already been through the difficult and emotionally wrenching process that is a criminal trial... view profile
Before and while I was in law school, I served as Director of Research for the... more
Before and while I was in law school, I served as Director of Research for the Legislature of Michigan's Washington, D.C. office, coordinating federal/state legislation between the Michigan Congressional delegation and the Michigan legislature. Upon graduating from law school, I worked as a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. From 1981-1987, I was a prosecutor in the Fairf... 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.