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
Frank E. Dougherty, J.D., Ph.D., C.F.L.S., A.B.P.P. (diplomate in forensic psychology), is a certified family law specialist with a more than 40 years of experience as a psychologist before switching to a law practice in 1995. He has a Ph.D. in Ps...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Guardianship, Family, Juvenile
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.