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 Indeed, M&R’s appellate mastery has resulted in several notable published (and unpublished) opinions that have impacted a slew of industries.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
Our appellate attorneys excel at representing clients in appeals in federal and state courts, whether as appellants or appellees/respondents. Our legal knowledge and ability and practical experience afford our clients a distinct advantage in any appeal.
- Trial Consulting
The importance of laying the groundwork –during trial – for a winning appeal can’t be overstated, which is why M&R’s appellate lawyers are frequently called upon to work with outside trial counsel to ensure that any important issues arising at trial are properly framed and preserved for appeal. With that in mind, we consult with other law firms to quickly identify the pertinent factors during trial that may contribute to an effective strategy on appeal, which oftentimes informs the filing of key dispositive motions and jury instructions and offers of proof.
Sometimes, the only vehicle available for an effective appellate remedy is filing an immediate writ petition from an adverse interim trial court ruling. The firm understands this and is fluent in writ procedure, having drafted countless petitions. Our work has resulted in an impressive record of obtaining review on behalf of our clients.
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
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