Michael B. Kingis a principal at Carney Badley Spellman. Mr. King has focused... more
Michael B. Kingis a principal at Carney Badley Spellman. Mr. King has focused exclusively on appellate litigation for over twenty years, and his practice is national in scope. He has represented clients before the Alaska, California, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington Supreme Courts, the Second, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court, as well as all divisi... view profile
I have focused on criminal defense throughout my 26+ year career -- starting as a... more
I have focused on criminal defense throughout my 26+ year career -- starting as a state court Public Defender; working at one of the largest law firms in Seattle; and eventually starting my own private practice. I have represented clients in Washington State, Alaska, Oregon, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina. I have handled numerous appeals in the Uni... view profile
I focus on constitutional litigation and helping clients with difficult legal issues... more
I focus on constitutional litigation and helping clients with difficult legal issues on appeal. I also work on libel/slander cases and help individuals whose reputations are threatened by inaccurate online postings.
The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending... more
The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the Constitutional rights of individuals and ensuring that poor people have equal access to justice. We represent indigent appellants in the Washington Supreme Court, all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit.
I have been involved in criminal defense work for over twenty years, practicing... more
I have been involved in criminal defense work for over twenty years, practicing first in New York City, then Bellingham and now Seattle. I have represented persons accused of all levels of crimes, with my representation primarily focused on felonies. I have worked both as trial counsel and in the appellate courts and have argued before the Washington State Supreme Court. I am a tireless advoca... view profile
Jason W. Anderson, a shareholder at Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., devotes the... more
Jason W. Anderson, a shareholder at Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., devotes the majority of his practice to civil appeals, which he has handled in all levels of Washington's appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Jason's appellate experience includes cases involving personal injury, products liability, insurance, health care, employee benefits, comme... 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.