When it comes to appellate advocacy, it is important to find an attorney who is familiar with the unique rules and procedures of the appellate courts, and understands the art of how to draft an appellate brief and argue before the appellate courts. The appellate attorneys at Cox, Castle & Nicholson are those attorneys.
Although our goal is to prevail at trial and avoid protracting a matter through appeal, there are circumstances where an error is made at the trial court level for which we are able to secure relief on appeal or circumstances where we must defend our success because an appeal is filed an opposing party. Through persuasive appellate brief writing and effective oral advocacy we have been very successful on appeal. Our attorneys have briefed and argued cases in federal and state courts across the country, including the California Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
We have also successfully taken several writs and had decisions of the trial court overturned while a case is still pending. Our success in this arena comes from our ability to identify those issues which have a high probability of being successfully challenged and framing the petition in a manner that encourages the appellate court to review the decision.
In light of our real estate expertise and representation of many preeminent industry clients, we also have often been asked by our clients and industry organizations to author amicus briefs at all appellate levels.
Many of our appellate decisions have been published thereby making or changing the legal landscape.