Public Offices Held Board of Education, Region 12 (elected 2009) Justice of the Peace (2005-2009) Commissioner of the Inland Wetland Commission of the Town of Roxbury, Connecticut (2000-2009), a municipal land use board regulating building, c...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Commercial, Land Use & Zoning, Residential
Town Attorney, Town of New Milford, 2003-present. Town Counsel, Town of Sherman, 1983-2004. Member, Grievance Panel, Judicial District of Danbury, 1987-1994 (Chairman 1992-1994). Special Counsel, New Milford Ethics Code Sub-committee, 2001-2003.
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Lawsuits & Disputes, State, Local And Municipal Law
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.