Over 20 years experience serving Carson City, Minden, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas.
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Litigation, Corporate & Incorporation, Employment & Labor, Health Care
Dawn Ellerbrock first joined the team at Allison MacKenzie in 2001. Dawn focuses her practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, guardianship law and appellate practice. Dawn Ellerbrock graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo Sch...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Business, Civil Rights, Estate Planning
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.