Appeals

At the conclusion of any lawsuit in the trial court, there is always a strong possibility of an appeal. In a high-stakes civil matter, there can be a great deal riding on the outcome.

If you believe that the trial court made an error that adversely impacted your case, or if another party has filed an appeal to challenge a verdict in your favor, it is crucial to have a strong appellate lawyer in your corner to protect your interests.

At Coddington, Hicks & Danforth, our appellate law attorneys draw on nearly 40 years of experience handling appeals and representing parties in extraordinary writ proceedings to provide clients with exceptional appellate advocacy in a broad range of civil appellate matters. We have offices in Redwood City and Santa Monica.

Guidance and Compelling Arguments in Appellate Matters

The skill set necessary to present a compelling appellate argument differs substantially from the one needed to prepare a case for trial. Not all lawyers have experience with the rules, procedures, standards of review and presentation of the case that apply in an appellate court.

Clients of our firm benefit from having direct access to experienced appellate lawyers. We regularly accept new clients who are seeking to appeal court rulings or defend against an appeal in lawsuits handled by other attorneys. In each appeal, we thoroughly review the legal issues, the court's rulings and the evidence to provide clients with straightforward guidance on whether an appeal has merit.

Moreover, we advise clients on whether obtaining a favorable ruling on appeal could adversely impact the future of their business. Appellate rulings shape the law, and setting precedent on unfortunate facts could produce precedent that could adversely be applied in future cases with more favorable facts. We fully advise clients about their legal options and the potential outcomes to ensure they have the tools to make informed business decisions. In pursuing or defending against an appeal, our lawyers are skilled in crafting arguments, preparing compelling legal briefs and vigorously advocating on behalf of our clients.

Our lawyers handle appeals across a broad spectrum of cases, including disputes involving insurance claims, the aviation industry, business practices, civil rights, product liability and more.

For More Information About Appeals

To discuss your case with an experienced California appellate lawyer, call 650-592-5400.