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“An appellate lawyer has the good fortune to be on the front line of legal change.”

To paraphrase John McCain, there is nothing more liberating than to play a part in something larger than yourself.  An appellate lawyer gets to play such a part.  By helping each of my clients obtain justice through the appellate process, I am also paving the way for others facing similar situations.  Only an appeal can have such a positive effect on the law as a whole.

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Smoothly guiding individual clients and other attorneys through the appellate process.


If you are unhappy with your divorce decree or believe you have been unfairly convicted of a crime, then you need to talk to a lawyer about an appeal. Your case deserves a second look, and everyone has the right to an appeal.

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Appellate lawyers influence the law, and the law influences society.
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An appellate attorney helps shape the law.”
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When the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, our country was set on a path toward greater equality. But the Court didn't just decide that case on a whim.  The case was presented to the Court by lawyers prodding for change.  

Whether you subscribe to a theory of natural rights or think the law is supposed to be "whatever works," the fact is that it is always changing. It can be interpreted in a variety of ways, and everyday citizens live with the consequences of whatever direction the courts decide to take. Theoretically, an appeals exist to hold lower courts accountable, but they have the effect of shaping the law.  In other words, if a ruling is overturned in your case, it can affect the outcomes of other cases for years to come. As a lawyer, there is no greater honor than participating in that change.

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there are many reasons to file an appeal


It’s not right for you to receive an unfair amount of child support, to pay too much in a property division, or for you to not receive the visitation you deserve.


Suffering due to someone else’s negligence is trying enough. You should not have to deal with injustice on top of it. If your case has been improperly dismissed, you should consider an appeal. 


The criminal law brings the full power of the state to bear on you. One error in your trial could lead to injustice or a wrongful conviction, and you have a right to appeal that error.   

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appeals have opened me up to the complexity of the world

When you spend your time handling appeals, you get to see cases from multiple perspectives, and you realize that both life and the law are not simply black and white. Details matter, and they can affect the entire outcome of your case. One piece of incorrect evidence can shift an entire verdict. 

In my line of work, you sometimes find that the “guilty” are innocent and that the “facts” of the original case are not truly proven at all. For this reason, I approach every case and client with an open mind. Situations truly are not always as they appear, and I never forget that. 

If you are confused about an aspect of your case, you have a right to appeal no matter who you are, and it is my belief that no one should be denied a justified review due to budget constraints alone.

At my firm, you get high-caliber work without the extravagant price tag. My work is never rushed. I take time to form answers without guessing and explain the good, the bad, and ugly to you every step of the way. After all, nothing an attorney does is so complex that a layperson can’t understand it. You simply need an attorney who dedicates his or her time to you, and I would love to be the guide in your journey to justice. 

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