Bio at Cowan, Kirk, Gaston: (http://www.cowanlawfirm.com/ted-vosk) Harvard Law... more
Bio at Cowan, Kirk, Gaston: (http://www.cowanlawfirm.com/ted-vosk) Harvard Law Bulletin: Celestial Reasonings: From the streets to the courtroom, against astronomical odds (http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/bulletin/2007/spring/cn_06.php)
Cynthia provides litigation and appellate services. Recent experience includes... more
Cynthia provides litigation and appellate services. Recent experience includes representation of appellant in a civil rights action to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and representation of appellant to the Washington State Supreme Court. Also, served as counsel for plaintiff in action for sexual discrimination and retaliation; obtained favorable settlement of claims for plaintiff one week ... view profile
Linda B. Clapham, a principal, re-joined Carney Badley Spellman in March 2013. Ms.... more
Linda B. Clapham, a principal, re-joined Carney Badley Spellman in March 2013. Ms. Clapham has extensive insurance coverage and litigation experience, on behalf of both domestic and London Market Insurers. For the last fifteen years she has expanded her expertise for insurance company clients by focusing on appellate litigation, including handling appeals from ‘notice to mandate’, and advising... view profile
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
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.
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.