Areas Of Expertise

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Representative Matters

Appellate advocacy is a particularized skillset that M&R deftly offers its client base. Having handled hundreds of appeals before federal and state courts throughout the country, the firm boasts a record of success founded upon uncompromising preparation and legal research, legal analysis that’s both practical and strategic, and a technical mastery of written and oral advocacy that’s a cut above.

It’s M&R’s considerable trial court experience that shapes our work and strategies on appeal. That being said, we’re always careful to preserve our clients’ rights on appeal, which is why – at the trial court level – the firm’s lawyers always make it a point to advise clients with appeals (and the trial and appellate records) in mind.

Be it a direct appeal of a trial court judgment, an intermediate appellate judgment, or any other matter subject to challenge, we represent appellants and respondents with utmost competence and confidence. Of note, M&R’s appellate mastery has resulted in several published (and unpublished) opinions that have impacted a slew of industries.

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Areas Of Expertise

The firm represented the prevailing parties in all of the following appellate decisions:

Windsor Pacific LLC v. Samwood Co., Inc. (2013) 213 Cal.App,.4th 263

Zabasky v. American International Group, Inc. (2013) 9th Cir., no. 11-57111

Claus v. Paychex (2012) Cal. Ct. App., no. G045296

Zentner v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (2012) Cal. Ct. App., no. B235767

Harbor Regional Center v. Office of Administrative Hearings (2012) 210 Cal.App.4th 293

Anstey v. Beebe (2012) Cal. Ct. App., no. B228741

Hodson v. Sterling Casualty Ins. Co. (2011) Cal. Ct. App., no. G043783

Samantha C. v. Office of Administrative Hearings (2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1462

ACS Systems, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. (2007) Cal. Ct. App., no. B181837.

Guseinov v. Burns (2006) 145 Cal.App.4th 944

Haynes v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1198

St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. Frontier Pacific Ins. Co. (2003) 111 Cal.App.4th 1234

Hooker v. Department of Transportation (2002) 27 Cal.4th 198

Hamilton v. Maryland Casualty (2002) 27 Cal.4th 718 (amicus brief)

Vargas v. Athena Assurance Co. (2002) 95 Cal.App.4th 461