James A. Hertz joined Friedman | Rubin in 2001 and has served as it's Managing... more
James A. Hertz joined Friedman | Rubin in 2001 and has served as it's Managing Partner since 2007. A native of South Dakota, Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota in 1983. He attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and received his J.D. degree in 1985. Jim Hertz's prior experience includes 15 years of litigation practice in South Dakota w... view profile
Sara Humphries’ practice focuses on family law, civil defense and appellate law.... more
Sara Humphries’ practice focuses on family law, civil defense and appellate law. Sara is particularly well prepared, earning an advanced degree (LL.M.) in the specialties of constitutional law, federal courts and appellate advocacy. Sara received her BA from Queens University of Charlotte in 2000, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003. In 2011 Penns... 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.