Michele Earl-Hubbard is a principal at Allied Law Group, LLC in Seattle. She has... more
Michele Earl-Hubbard is a principal at Allied Law Group, LLC in Seattle. She has been named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Seattle Best Lawyer of the Year for First Amendment Law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for First Amendment Law and First Amendment Litigation. She has handled numerous cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts and administers hotlines for several new organiz... view profile
I enjoy representing individuals and businesses involved in disputes. I work with my... more
I enjoy representing individuals and businesses involved in disputes. I work with my clients so I can understand the facts and advise them of their legal rights and risks. We work together to come up with a plan that makes economic and legal sense and then put that plan in place. In 2002 Washington Law and Politics Magazine recognized me as a "Rising Star." I have handled cases in King,... view profile
Annette Messitt is an experienced Washington attorney admitted to the Washington bar... more
Annette Messitt is an experienced Washington attorney admitted to the Washington bar in 2002. Annette clerked for the honorable Susan R. Agid at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One from 2002 to 2004. After leaving the court, she practiced as a land use associate attorney at Buck & Gordon, LLP. While at Buck & Gordon, Annette second-chaired her first trial, Bauman v. Turpe... view profile
Experienced appellate attorney (more than 300 appeals) in criminal defense,... more
Experienced appellate attorney (more than 300 appeals) in criminal defense, including murder, persistent offender, serious violent felonies. The bulk of my practice is currently in public defense. I take only one or two private cases per year and am already committed through the end of November for outside work.
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.