U.S. Federal Appeal Court and U.S. Supreme Court-
While you may have only one chance at life, American law in the federal courts sometimes gives you a second chance to have a case reviewed and errors corrected, and sometimes a re-trial. That second chance is found at the federal United States Supreme Court and in the US circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appellate courts review the work of the lower - trial- court to make sure the law was properly applied. To do well in an appellate court, you need an experienced appellate lawyer with special skills and abilities – someone who can persuade three or more legal minds that your view of the law is correct, even if the trial judge disagreed with you. That takes a special lawyer and one that specializes in appellate law.