I am a business litigator with extensive experience in the areas of insurance, unfair competition, trade secret and business torts, contract, employment, personal injury, real estate and intellectual property litigation.
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Litigation, Landlord & Tenant, Intellectual Property, Copyright Infringement
I have successfully handled numerous trials, arbitrations, mediations, appeals, and pre-litigation disputes. These matters include disputes in the following areas as both plaintiff and defense counsel: breach of contracts, business/commercial fra...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation
Mark S. Devore has practiced criminal law exclusively since graduating from law school in 1992. After two years representing Florida police agencies on matters related to criminal asset forfeiture, he returned to California, where he served nearly...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Criminal Defense
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Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business, Litigation
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.