I am a trial lawyer based in Portland, Oregon. I handle cases primarily in Oregon, Washington and the Federal Courts in which they are located. I also handle appellate matters in the Oregon appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit.
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Intellectual Property, Probate, Elder Law
Review: “Helen represented me at the Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Although we do not yet know the outcome, Helen was always very thorough and prepared. I was very, very satisfied with the quality of expertise a...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Litigation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Chris has been practicing in Portland, Oregon since 2001, primarily focusing on construction defect and homeowner/condominium association representation, including other aspects of litigation that may arise in connection with homeowners associatio...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Litigation, Real Estate
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.