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
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.