My firm and I specialize in all aspects of civil appellate litigation and substantive trial motions. We appear in both state and federal court.
Both firm members are Certified Appellate Law Specialists (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). My firm and both members are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and both firm members have been selected as Super Lawyers in Appellate Law, 2004-2014.
My firm and I have almost a century of combined experience in preparing appeals and writs. When contacted by a potential client, we conduct a preliminary evaluation of the matter and determine the likelihood of success on appeal. Should the client elect to proceed, we conduct all necessary research, prepare all required briefs, present oral argument to the court, and seek or oppose further review in the California Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court. While the appeal is pending, we participate in any on-going settlement negotiations.
Additionally, my firm and I assist trial counsel to prepare or oppose substantive trial motions, such as motions for summary judgment, motions in limine, new trial motions, and motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. By participating in these earlier stages of litigation, we can help trial counsel preserve issues for appeal, particularly those of first impression or extreme complexity.
Certified Appellate Law Specialist
Area of Practice
California State Bar; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit); U.S. District Courts in California.
California Court of Appeal Settlement Officer, District Two; Member, Appellate Courts Committee; L.A. County Bar Appellate Elections Evaluations Committee; Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Nominee for 2009 Appellate Lawyer of the Year); Martindale-Hubbell AV rated; Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; Recipient: Southern California Super Lawyer, in appellate law, 2004-2014.
University of California, Berkeley (B.A., History High Honors 1980; B.A., Political Economy Honors 1980); University of Southern California (J.D., 1985); Member, University of Southern California Law Review.