I have practiced exclusively appellate law in state and federal courts since 1994. I... more
I have practiced exclusively appellate law in state and federal courts since 1994. I regularly assist trial counsel with appellate issues in pre- and post-judgment proceedings. I have handled appeals in many areas of civil law including business disputes, municipal law, employment, tax, product defect and other torts, probate, election and initiative law, class action securities fraud, First Am... view profile
Richard D. Reed has practiced employment and civil rights law in the Seattleareafor... more
Richard D. Reed has practiced employment and civil rights law in the Seattleareafor over30 years, both as a solo practitioner for the first twelve years of his career, and then as a trial lawyer with the Law Offices of Judith A. Lonnquist, P.S from 1992 to 2007. In 2007 he moved hisoffice to Vashon Island, but still appears in all Western Washington jurisdictions. He strives to be a creative an... view profile
Jeremy has been practicing law since 1998 and has extensive trial and appellate... more
Jeremy has been practicing law since 1998 and has extensive trial and appellate experience in both criminal and civil law, including over 45 jury trials, over 200 appeals in the Washington Court of Appeals, and 7 cases in the Washington State Supreme Court.
James A. Hertz joined Friedman | Rubin in 2001 and has served as it's Managing... more
James A. Hertz joined Friedman | Rubin in 2001 and has served as it's Managing Partner since 2007. A native of South Dakota, Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota in 1983. He attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and received his J.D. degree in 1985. Jim Hertz's prior experience includes 15 years of litigation practice in South Dakota w... view profile
Sara Humphries’ practice focuses on family law, civil defense and appellate law.... more
Sara Humphries’ practice focuses on family law, civil defense and appellate law. Sara is particularly well prepared, earning an advanced degree (LL.M.) in the specialties of constitutional law, federal courts and appellate advocacy. Sara received her BA from Queens University of Charlotte in 2000, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003. In 2011 Penns... 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.