I am a trial lawyer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our office's full time staff consists of myself, two paralegals, and two investigators. We accept only criminal defense and select civil rights cases statewide.
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense
Review: “I called the Derrick Law Firm because of the amazing things I have heard about Dirk, however, I ended up meeting with Kristie. She is so personable, and was straightforward with me about my case. I didn't have any dou...
Practice areas & skills: Appeals, Litigation, General Practice
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.