No. Your appellate case is different from your lower court, arbitration, or administrative proceeding. The appeals process is far different from the lower court, arbitration, or administrative proceeding process. Different rules and standards apply. From representing you in your lower court, arbitration, or administrative proceeding, a lawyer can develop a blindness to certain events occurring during these proceedings and to certain opportunities arising from these proceedings. In contrast, an appellate attorney brings a new perspective to your case. He/she understands the appellate process. He/she knows the appellate landscape. Therefore, having an appellate attorney represent you on your appeal benefits you greatly.