I am a Connecticut native, born in Bridgeport and raised in Madison. I returned to Connecticut after having practiced in Philadelphia for two years with the law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz (now known as Pepper Hamilton LLP).
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Litigation, Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accident
Charlie joined Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. in 1998, after working at Wiggin and Dana, LLP, one of Connecticut's premier law firms. His practice focuses on representing parties in actions for personal injury, including claims of catastrophic orthope...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Slip and Fall Accident, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
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.