Appellate Practice

An outstanding reputation for trial work is not enough if the victory does not hold up on appeal.

Murphy Rosen recognizes the different skills needed for effective appellate advocacy and has developed an active appellate practice arising from the complex civil and criminal business litigation matters and trials the firm's attorneys handle. Whether the task at hand is to preserve a favorable result or overturn an adverse one, our appellate practitioners have the skill and depth of experience to win high-stakes appeals. Our lawyers have successfully handled a broad range of appeals in federal and state appellate courts, both for clients whom we have represented at trial as well as new clients whose cases were originally handled by other lawyers at the trial or administrative level-a testament to our talent and appellate experience.

The firm's appellate practice includes all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, and may entail direct appeals from final judgments and orders, as well as interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandate.

Many of our lawyers are former judicial clerks and externs who have first-hand knowledge of the courts in which they now practice. They know how to deal effectively and efficiently with the procedural complexities of sophisticated appellate work. Our attorneys have exceptional skills in legal research, substantial expertise in the preparation of appellate briefs and writs, and a wealth of experience in presenting oral argument in the federal and state appellate courts.