Appellate litigation is a specialized area of the practice that requires its own set of skills and experience to guide the case to a successful conclusion. For clients counting on us for relief from a higher court, we have obtained victories for businesses and individuals in matters before state and federal appellate courts. QLG has members who are admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit of the U.S. Courts of Appeal, and all California state appellate courts.
We guide clients through appeals involving significant legal issues, complicated factual records, and important financial stakes.
From the filing of the complaint in the trial court through oral argument in the Supreme Court, QLG represents clients through every stage of the appellate process. We can provide advice to ensure that appellate issues are correctly preserved and that a proper record for appeal is made through issue presentation, dispositive motions, and trial and post-trial motions and proceedings preparatory to an appeal. We also assist on writs. Our experience and understanding of the appellate process, procedure, and strategy helps us determine whether to take an appeal, and the chances of prevailing.
Once a client has determined to invest in an appeal, we file notices of appeal, help prepare and transmit the record to the appellate court, prepare briefs, and present oral arguments. We bring to bear strong and effective written and oral advocacy skills, as well as insightful legal reasoning, to every project brought to us. We assist in settlement processes and conferences, and provide post-appellate support such as petitions for rehearing, review and writ of certiorari.
Our experience extends to appeals involving:
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