Bruce Hanify, former deputy prosecuting attorney and trial lawyer with 28 years’ experience, focusing on DUIs, criminal defense, felonies and misdemeanors, DOL hearings... more
Bruce Hanify, former deputy prosecuting attorney and trial lawyer with 28 years’ experience, focusing on DUIs, criminal defense, felonies and misdemeanors, DOL hearings and appeals. Former narcotics prosecutor, Yakima County. Trained deputy prosecutors in DUI trial practice for the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys from 2002–2004. I created the f... 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.