State Decisions with a National Legacy
Courts around the nation watch for the judicial firsts decided by the California Courts of Appeal. Its legacy of leadership includes controversial rulings on the removal of feeding tubes by a seriously ill person and the right to bequeath sperm in a will.
Seen as the backbone of the state’s judicial system, the California appellate courts, California Supreme Court, and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are home to significant victories for Archer Norris clients. All of which stands us in good stead when we are asked to handle cases in other jurisdictions. Recently, for example, we won an appellate decision against telecom giant Comcast in the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Focused on Persuasive Second-Look Arguments
Appellate arguments require an approach that differs dramatically from the lower court trial strategies. Unique writing and oral advocacy skills that deconstruct cases down to the most important and pertinent facts are essential.
Our appellate practice is led by a Certified Legal Specialist in Appellate Law, a designation by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization earned by less than one percent of licensed California attorneys.
A Record of Excellence Before the Higher Courts
The Archer Norris appellate team represents clients within our firm, frequently in circumstances where we were original trial counsel. We also work extensively and collaboratively with outside trial counsel requiring a new perspective on a case outcome.
Many of our appellate achievements reflect the core practice strengths of Archer Norris. We have obtained precedent-setting and published decisions on complex cases facing clients with interests in insurance, construction and real estate.