Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small employers, public agencies, counites and cities. Approved arbitrator for WCAB matters. Speaker and lecturer at industry and association events.
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Administrative Law, Employment & Labor, Insurance, Workers Compensation
Carl Blaine is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP with 30 years of federal and state litigation experience in the areas of business, partnership, corporate, real estate, fiduciary, probate and trust, employ...
Practice areas & skills: Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Class Action, Construction & Development
After law school, I became a deputy public defender, quickly gaining real-world experience to back up the skills I had built in law school by successfully competing in mock trial and moot court. I was able to quickly hone my courtroom skills by re...
Practice areas & skills: Litigation, Probate, Lawsuits & Disputes, Criminal Defense
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.