Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1981, I have been in... more
Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1981, I have been in the private practice of law, the last 26 years with this firm. I have handled matters before state and local agencies, circuit courts throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, the Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. My primary areas of practice at this time are: 1. Collection, both consumer a... 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.
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