I have lived and practiced law in Everett, WA for 17 years. I love my job because my... more
I have lived and practiced law in Everett, WA for 17 years. I love my job because my clients face all of the resources of the police, prosecutors, and a court system that can be baffling and intimidating. As my clients' defender I am often the only person standing up for them. I am the proud father of a 14 year old daughter, and my ex-wife and I, who is also an excellent attorney, often col... view profile
I work primarily doing social security appeals in federal court. In addition, I also... more
I work primarily doing social security appeals in federal court. In addition, I also represent clients in hearings before the Social Security Agency. Prior to working at Russell & Hill, I worked at the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Washington as a clerk working on social security cases. I do this work from our Spokane office, but travel all over the Oregon, Washington and Idaho r... 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.