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Prevailing on appeal isn’t easy. You need a crisp, clear brief that distills and unpacks the issues carefully and persuasively. You need a detailed understanding of appellate procedures that ensures your case clears the technical hurdles. And you need a smart, agile oral advocate who knows the trial record front to back and anticipates every question and angle.

Our experienced appellate lawyers have worked for judges, written dozens of briefs on appeal (including as prosecutors and public defenders), and succeeded on tough arguments. We defend favorable rulings for our clients, but just as often convince appellate courts to reverse unfavorable rulings. We’re creative, thoughtful appellate advocates with a track record of taking on tough legal issues in both civil and criminal cases.

Many of the Firm’s lawyers began their careers as clerks for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, giving them insight into the appellate process and an acute understanding of what it takes to prevail at the appellate level. With numerous successful oral arguments under their belts, they have extensive experience ensuring favorable outcomes for their clients.

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