Dan is a founding partner at the law firm of Carpenter & Mayfield. He has over thirty years experience including death penalty cases. Dan has been the recipient of many awards and is recognized throughout the legal community as a tireless advoca...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Criminal Defense, Military Law, Juvenile
Review: “Mr. Krebs helped me through a very complex federal criminal case. He provided excellent advice and counsel, throughout. I'm so grateful I received his name from my civil attorney.”
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Employment & Labor, Securities & Investment Fraud
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.