Appeals

No one in California will represent you better on appeal than we will.

We take on the toughest cases and win

When the chips are down and everything is on the line, some of the world’s largest companies and most serious individuals trust us with their appeals.

“Tier 1” appellate practice according to U.S. News & World Report.

We’ve also been named one of the Top 20 Boutiques in California, with our lawyers recognized as “elite boutique trailblazers” and some of the top in the field.

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We specialize and sub-specialize.

Many of our lawyers focus on civil and business appeals, while several specialize in more arcane appellate sub-specialties like family law appeals, white collar criminal appeals, and bankruptcy appeals.

Appellate judges and justices notice our work.

Our lawyers are leaders of the appellate community, and many clerked for the judges and justices before whom we appear. Our reputations mean our briefs get noticed.

Clients with their pick of firms trust our judgment and skill.

We represent some of the nation’s most valuable companies and prominent advocacy organizations, but also small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with their most important concerns on the line.

Examples of appellate briefs we’ve written

Writing a winning appellate brief is part science and part art. It takes an expert’s knowledge of practice and procedure, but also a talent for persuasive writing and knowledge of how to frame cases in ways that capture the interest and imagination of appellate judges. That’s what we devote all our energy to.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Degamo, et al. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al.

Appellants' Opening Brief

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California Court of Appeal The Belvedere Hotel Partnership v. Tasco, et al.

Respondent's Brief

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California Court of Appeal Gordon et al. v. Eli Cohen & Jessup LLP et al.

Appellants' Opening Brief

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Articles we’ve published on appellate advocacy

They say you’re not really an expert until you can teach your craft to others. Our lawyers have written scores of articles about how to win on appeal. Here are some of our most recent publications.

Contact us as soon as you see a potential appeal on the horizon

The earlier we become involved, the earlier we can help ensure your case is in the best position for victory when we represent you on appeal. The record we have to work with is set in the trial court — don’t delay or it may be too late.

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