I have practiced law with the same firm in my home town since law school. I... more
I have practiced law with the same firm in my home town since law school. I participate heavily in community activities and believe strongly in giving back to the community. I am known for my work ethic and professional conduct. I take a practical view of business litigation that allows clients to be fully aware of the potential advantages and costs of litigation and other alternative dispute r... view profile
I was raised in the small town of Chugwater, Wyoming. My law degree was earned at... more
I was raised in the small town of Chugwater, Wyoming. My law degree was earned at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. I have lived and practiced in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 1988. I practiced for twenty five years in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The photo of me on the steps of the United States Supreme... 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.