Certified Appellate SpecialistCo-Chair, Appellate Practice Groupemail
Co-Chair, Appellate Practice GroupReal Estate & Land Useemail
The lawyers in Manatt's Appellate Practice Group have successfully handled cases in courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court, most of the Federal Courts of Appeals, and many State Supreme Courts and intermediate appellate courts. The appellate practice is a natural complement to the firm's nationally recognized trial practice, and also regularly handles appeals brought to us after other firms have handled the case in trial court proceedings.
In addition to our familiarity with the appellate process as it is practiced in multiple jurisdictions, the Appellate Practice Group works with the firm's trial teams both before and after judgment, ensuring that issues are properly set up for either attack or defense on appeal. Beyond that, we have available to us the expertise in all of the firm's specialty practices from which to draw. This blend of specialized subject matter knowledge and appellate practice experience produces great results for clients.
A perusal of the cases handled by Manatt's appellate lawyers demonstrates both the breadth and the depth of our appellate experience. Those cases run a substantive gamut from healthcare to intellectual property to real property (with extensive experience in land use and eminent domain) to entertainment to banking to insurance to employment to unfair competition.
We also actively participate with our specialty practice groups in filing amicus curiae briefs in cases that are of importance to our clients. Most often, these briefs are filed in either the United States Supreme Court or State Supreme Courts, courts where policy counts heavily and where the stakes for individual clients can be quite high, with impacts that will last for years.
Clients in a full spectrum of business and industries rely on our effective appellate advocacy to attack or defend trial court judgments. Often we are called on to prepare petitions for extraordinary writs in an effort to obtain appellate review of trial court orders that are not otherwise appealable.
Our lawyers have been honored by membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and recognized in such publications as Best Lawyers in America and Southern California Super Lawyers.
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Ranked Nationally for Appellate Law for 2013
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