Jacob is an associate in the litigation and family law groups and has been with the firm since 2010. Prior to that, Jacob was a law clerk for the firm during law school. Jacob assists... more
Jacob is an associate in the litigation and family law groups and has been with the firm since 2010. Prior to that, Jacob was a law clerk for the firm during law school. Jacob assists businesses and individuals on a wide range of litigation matters. He has extensive experience advising landlords on all aspects of the law relating to landlord-tenant relationships, and regularly represents landlo... 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.