Over the years, I believe I have helped others improve their quality of life as a lawyer and educator. I grew up in and around New York City, went to college in Dutchess County, NY and Hartford, CT. I practice law in Western NY and represe...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Administrative Law, Litigation
Review: “Mr Hewitt did an excellent job helping me as Executrix of my mother's very complicated estate. There was a Trust to dissolve, as well as 3 beneficiaries and numerous tax issues. I was very pleased with his help.”
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Banking, General Practice, Government
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.