Kristin A. Leaf (maiden name: Hodorowski) has had a wide range of litigation experiences in the areas of criminal defense, civil and criminal appeals, civil litigation, wrongful death... more
Kristin A. Leaf (maiden name: Hodorowski) has had a wide range of litigation experiences in the areas of criminal defense, civil and criminal appeals, civil litigation, wrongful death actions, minor settlements, personal injury, guardianship, paternity, and family law. Kristin also has experience in transactional matters, in reviewing and negotiating contractual agreements, prenuptial and mari... 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.