Appellate

The attorneys at LGC know that not every case ends with a judgment or dispositive ruling. A judgment is sometimes just the beginning of a lengthy appellate process, and clients need attorneys who are experienced in appellate law to successfully advocate for the clients’ positions.

Whereas other firms often have to refer their clients to outside appellate attorneys after trial, LGC is able to draw upon its significant appellate experience to provide representation to clients not only through trial and judgment, but also through any appeals that may ensue. It is a significant benefit to clients to be able to have attorneys who are already familiar with their case handle their appeals in-house. This ability to handle cases through trial and appeal is part of what makes LGC a true full-service law firm.

LGC’s attorneys have been involved in many significant appellate victories, including:

  • Aas v. Superior Court (2000) 24 Cal.4th 627
  • Standard Pacific of San Diego v. A.A. Baxter Corporation (1986) 176 Cal.App.3d 577
  • Pacific Scene, Inc. v. Penasquitos, Inc. (1988) 46 Cal.3d 407
  • Cubic Corporation v. Insurance Co. of North America (1994, 9th Cir.) 33 F.3d 34
  • GMC v. Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada (2006) 122 Nev. 466
  • Earnest W. Hahn, Inc. v. Superior Court (1991) 1 Cal.App.4th 1448

LGC’s attorneys also have experiencing filing writs challenging interlocutory trial court orders, such as rulings on motions. It is estimated that over 90% of writs are summarily denied by appellate courts in California. LGC, however, has experience overcoming those odds, and has successfully advocated via writ for appellate courts to not only formally review trial courts’ decisions, but even issue writs ordering reversals of the trial courts’ orders.

To learn more about LGC’s appellate experience, or to discuss how we can be of assistance to you, contact us.