Ryan M. Harrell joined Elk & Elk as an attorney in 2010. Prior to his affiliation with the firm, Ryan represented injured clients at another northeast Ohio law firm, and also practiced on his own, focusing on civil appellate work and criminal def...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Insurance, Personal Injury
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Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Criminal Defense, General Practice, Personal Injury, 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.