Attorney Douglas N. Kiger, shareholder, has been a member of the firm since 1996:... more
Attorney Douglas N. Kiger, shareholder, has been a member of the firm since 1996: Education: Mr. Kiger received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1996. While there he received an American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in legal writing. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in political science with a minor in business administr... view profile
In my representation of non-attorney clients through the Law Office of Reed Speir,... more
In my representation of non-attorney clients through the Law Office of Reed Speir, my legal practice is devoted entirely to ensuring that indigent defendants get the highest quality representation on appeal. I have successfully represented indigent criminal appellants since 2002 at all levels of the Washington legal system from Municipal Court to the Washington Supreme Court. I have represented... 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.