Motion, Writs, and Appeals

Notable Results

Larsen v. California Victim Compensation Board, 64 Cal. App. 5th 112 (2021)

Holding that any wrongfully incarcerated prisoners who prove they are “factually innocent” in the course securing habeas relief are entitled to compensation for the time they spent in prison.

McCarley v. Anesthesia Service Medical Group, No. D074353, 2021 WL 1540466 (Cal. Ct. App. 2021)

Affirming $11 million verdict in a medical-malpractice case.

United States v. Cano, 942 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2019)

Holding that law enforcement officers violate the Fourth Amendment when they search a person’s cell phone at the border without reasonable suspicion that the phone contains digital contraband.

T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp., 4 Cal. 5th 145 (2017)

Holding that consumers injured by generic drugs can sue brand-name manufacturers of that drug for misrepresentations in the drug’s warning label.

United States v. Zaragoza-Moreira, 780 F.3d 971 (9th Cir. 2015)

Vacating conviction with directions to dismiss the indictment after the government failed to preserve potentially exculpatory video footage from the client’s arrest.

Tapia v. United States, 564 U.S. 319 (2011)

Successful petition for certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court, ultimately resulting in a decision holding that federal law prohibited a federal court from imposing a longer sentence to rehabilitate a defendant.

In re Contempt Finding in United States v. Stevens, 663 F.3d 1270 (D.C. Cir. 2011).

Affirming a federal district court’s decision to hold several federal prosecutors in contempt for their handling of the prosecution of the late Senator Ted Stevens.

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Attorneys

Appellate attorneys who aren’t afraid to take any case, in any court, against any opponent.

The award-winning attorneys in our Motion, Writs, and Appeals practice group are experts at translating complex issues into compelling briefs that deliver winning results. Those skills have led to consistent success in civil and criminal cases at the trial and appellate stages in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

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Appeals & Writs

Our appellate attorneys have decades of experience in state and federal appellate courts. Whether we are called upon to protect an eight-figure jury verdict, reverse a dispositive ruling in a high-stakes case, or obtain writ review on a critical issue, our attorneys consistently deliver winning results against the longest odds at the highest levels.

Motions

The same skills that have made our appellate attorneys so successful on appeal also give them an edge in trial courts. Trial lawyers who outsource their critical motions to our appellate attorneys not only free up valuable time in their practice, but dramatically increase their odds of winning their cases. After all, the best way to “win” an appeal is to prevent one in the first place.

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