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Like many of my peers who became lawyers in the 1980's I was motivated by a desire to make a contribution to my community, i.e., "to do good." Following graduation from Northeastern University Law School I was involved in litigation for over twen...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Mediation, Litigation, Landlord & Tenant
Michael A. Waryasz is a graduate of Boston College and the Northeastern University School of Law. His practice areas include complex civil litigation, business litigation, consumer protection, personal injury, real estate, criminal defense, appea...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Litigation
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.