Hanson Bridgett's Appellate attorneys have the breadth of experience, talent, and recognized skills to handle even the most challenging appeal.
We bring experience.
Our appellate attorneys have strong records of success in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court and every division of the California Court of Appeal. They have successfully prosecuted and opposed petitions for certiorari, petitions for review, petitions for rehearing, as well as petitions for mandamus relief and other emergency relief. They have briefed and argued important issues in nearly every major area of law. Our appellate counsel can address all aspects of your appeal.
We bring perspective.
Our appellate attorneys know that appeals are different and they bring that sensibility to each engagement. Appeals require attorneys who can promptly evaluate a case, identify the issues that will attract the court’s attention, prepare accurate briefs that persuade, and deliver an oral argument that can convince the court of the correctness of our positions. Appeals also require creativity. A rule may need to be narrowed or expanded, or abandoned entirely. Our attorneys can help. Clients with cases that present unsettled legal issues or issues of widespread import are often well served by amicus, or friend-of-the-court, briefs. Our attorneys have prepared meaningful amicus briefs and regularly solicit and coordinate successful amicus campaigns for our clients’ cases. Our appellate attorneys have the advocacy skills and creativity necessary to properly present the merits of your case.
We bring success.
Our appellate attorneys’ accomplishments include:
- Reversal of a large award against a client.
- Reversal of summary judgment order allowing client’s case to proceed to trial.
- Reversal trial court order and secured statutory attorney’s fees recovery for client.
- Preservation of a $10 million judgment in a design and construction defect case.
- Establishment of important rules for local tax and fee refund claims.
- Preservation of innovative local ordinance against claims that it violated state and federal law.
- Establishment of municipalities’ right to recover misallocated property taxes.
- Clarification of mechanic’s lien law in order to preserve client’s judgment.