Here are some examples of our work.
Good trial lawyers spend years honing the skills of a detective, mastering the art of asking witnesses the right questions and piecing discovered facts together into a plausible narrative about what actually happened.
On appeal, however, the questions are already asked and the facts are already discovered. A very different skillset is needed to accomplish the often tricky task of re-telling the narrative in a way jaded appellate judges, miles and years apart from the events, can easily and immediately understand — while still making clear why the jury or trial judge was right or wrong. Those are the skills we’ve spent decades developing.
Here are a few examples of briefs and writ petitions that we’ve prepared, and that our clients have agreed to allow us to post here. We hope they’ll give you a sense of how we write and think about appeals, and what we might be able to do for you.
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- Opening Brief, California Court of Appeal
- Opening Brief, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Reply Brief, California Court of Appeal
- Petition for Writ of Supersedeas, California Court of Appeal
- Amicus Brief, United States Supreme Court