Attorneys that specialize in appellate law are focused on bringing appeals cases to federal and state appellate courts...
Attorneys that specialize in appellate law are focused on bringing appeals cases to federal and state appellate courts. The goal of an appellate court and an appellate lawyer is to examine and correct errors or abnormalities that may have led to the (perceived) wrong decision.
That means an appellate lawyer will spend a lot of time in legal research, reviewing and analyzing the legal questions raised by the case. An appeals lawyer is often less focused on the facts and specific details of the case in question, but rather the proper application of the laws at play within it.
In addition to litigation experience, and appellate lawyer may have expertise in a specific area like criminal law, family law, etc.
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