Civil Appeals Lawyers in Tustin
Skillful Civil Appellate Representation in Orange County for More than 30 Years
At John L. Dodd and Associates Prof Corp, also known as the Dodd Firm, our practice is unique. We deal exclusively with appellate-level cases and we represent people on both sides of the equation, serving those who wish to appeal prior decisions as well as those who wish to have a lower court ruling affirmed. Since 1989, we have skillfully handled more than 1,200 appellate cases and have helped many clients bring their legal disputes to a positive conclusion.
In addition to being experts in appellate representation, we provide exceptional legal service for a great value. Unlike larger firms, we won’t charge you hundreds of dollars to help you protect your property, your family, or your future.
The Nature of Civil Appeals Cases
“Civil” cases are defined broadly are any cases which are not “criminal,” and include lawsuits concerning business, real estate, and personal injury matters.
Civil cases often involve discovery disputes or other pre-trial rulings which must be brought to the attention of the Court of Appeal by a “writ petition,” instead of an appeal, often involving short time frames in which to effectively analyze the case and present it in a professional manner to the Court. If a writ petition does not follow precise procedural rules, it generally will be denied “summarily,” meaning with a “one line” rejection. Many experienced civil trial attorneys seek out an appellate specialist when a writ petition is necessary.
In short, successfully making or defending against a civil appeal requires an in-depth knowledge of court rules, relevant case law, and the inner workings of the court system. While this may seem daunting, you can still win your case if you bring in experienced, appellate-level advocates, like our legal team here at the Dodd Firm. We understand all the legal, personal, and financial difficulties that litigation creates for those involved, and we are here to provide you with the experienced representation you need and trustworthy counsel that will help you rest easy.
Schedule your no-cost case assessment today and consult with a Tustin civil appeals attorney by calling (714) 880-8744.
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