Areas Of Expertise

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M&R appellate attorneys excel at appellate advocacy, having handled hundreds of appeals in federal and state courts. The firm boasts a record of success founded upon insight into appellate issues, rigorous legal analysis, uncompromising preparation and legal research, and a technical mastery of written and oral advocacy that is a cut above.

Our considerable appellate expertise also shapes the firm's work in the trial court. We are careful to preserve issues for appeal, are cognizant of the need to ensure an adequate record to protect our client in the event of appellate review, and we advise our clients on trial court strategies with a potential appeal in mind.

Be it a direct appeal of a trial court judgment or appealable order, or an extraordinary writ proceeding, we represent our clients with utmost competence and confidence. Indeed, M&R’s appellate mastery has resulted in several notable published (and unpublished) opinions that have impacted a slew of industries.

Areas Of Expertise

The firm represented the prevailing parties in the following appellate cases (and many others):

Adhav v. Midway Rent A Car, Inc. (Cal. App. 2nd Dist, Div. 1, 2019) 37 Cal.App.4th 954

Ocean Towers Housing Corp. v. Evanston Ins. Co.(9th Cir. 2019) 2019 WL 2484415

Kulick v. Leisure Village Assoc., Inc. (Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 6, 2018) 2018 WL 1918670

USA National Title Co., Inc. v. Cayton(Cal. App. 4th Dist., Div. 3, 2018) 2018 WL 507867

GemCap Lending I, LLC v. Taylor(9th Cir. 2017) 677 Fed. Appx. 351

Centinela Freeman Emergency Med. Assocs. v. Health Net of California, Inc.(Cal. 2016) 1 Cal.5th 994

Leon v. Emergency Medical Group of Watsonville(Cal. App. 6th Dist., 2016) 2016 WL 3773933

Western Union Financial Services v. Alejo(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 8, 2015) 2015 WL 3455456

Emergency Medical Services Group, Inc. v. Zurcher(Cal. App. 5th Dist., 2015) 2015 WL 177854

Cochran Firm, P.C. v. Cochran Firm Los Angeles, LLP(9th Cir. 2014) 572 Fed.Appx. 491

Ventura County Business Bank v. California Bank & Trust(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 3, 2014) 2014 WL 540473

Windsor Pacific LLC v. Samwood Co., Inc.(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 1, 2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 263

Zabasky v. American International Group, Inc.(9th Cir. 2013) 517 Fed.Appx. 572

Harbor Regional Center v. Office of Admin. Hearings(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 8, 2012) 210 Cal.App.4th 293

Hodson v. Sterling Casualty Ins. Co. (Cal. App. 4th Dist., Div. 3, 2011) 2011 WL 4969126

Advertise.com, Inc. v. AOL Advertising, Inc.(9th Cir. 2010) 616 F.3d 974

Samantha C. v. State Dept. of Developmental Services(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 1, 2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1462

Blue Cross of California, Inc. v. Superior Court(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 1, 2009) 180 Cal.App.4th 1237 (amicus brief)

Klistoff v Superior Court(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 3, 2007) 157 Cal.App.4th 469

ACS Systems, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.(Cal. App. 2nd Dist., Div. 3, 2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 137