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Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Virginia. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law. After graduating from law school, Melinda served a...
Practice areas: Appeals, Federal Crime, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense
Jonathan Shapiro graduated from Northwestern University in 1971 and from American University, Washington College of Law in 1974. He has been litigating cases ever since, with a three-year break to serve as a Clinical Instructor at the Criminal Jus...
Practice areas: Appeals, Criminal Defense
Review: “I was very satisfied with my choice to hire Mr. Lindsey and his firm. I had an unlucky fender-bender in Virginia where I don't live and don't even have a license. But somehow I got charged with driving on a suspen...
Practice areas: Appeals, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights
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.