Civil Trials and Appeals
We take cases to trial, and follow them all the way through appeal. Unlike many practitioners, we’re not afraid of the courtroom, judges, or juries. Actually, we like them.
Trials and Tribulations
Some lawsuits just can’t be settled. When that’s so, clients need lawyers who can effectively explain and advocate their rights to judges and juries. We are those lawyers. We’ve won trials in state courts and federal courts throughout California and elsewhere. International arbitrations, too. Over the years, we’ve guided our clients to multi-million dollar verdicts, and helped them avoid devastating losses. But there’s more. We have the technical skills to preserve verdicts after trial, and we also have one skill that far outweighs all others: The ability to persuade. Our success before appellate courts – state and federal – demonstrates that we don’t shy away from hard issues. In fact, we recognize appellate courts as allies (not obstacles) in obtaining the results our clients seek.
The Art of Persuasion
We pick and present the “right” issues in winning ways.
At trial, we stand and deliver. We know what to say and how to say it for maximum effect, whether the ultimate decision is made by 12 jurors or a single judge.
Well-crafted pleadings at the end of trial can protect a verdict or set the stage for a successful appeal. We understand this endgame is an important part of the appellate process.
Review of trial records
Is an appeal worthwhile? By reviewing the underlying record with an unbiased eye, we help clients understand critical issues on appeal, as well as their odds of success.
We’re obsessive researchers and writers. We’re meticulous in our craftsmanship, and we’re dedicated to presenting issues and arguments in ways that confirm both the correctness and logic of clients’ positions.
Advocacy in Action
“May it please the Court.” Every oral argument begins with these five words. Advocates utter them to signify respect for the legal process, and to signal their readiness to engage. We feel the same way about appeals. We believe in zealously protecting and enforcing our clients’ rights. This passion shines through in our advocacy. Unlike many, we don’t avoid complex cases, and we don’t flinch at the idea of making new law. We thrive on it.
“Time and again, AHH has found coverage that eluded everyone else, including insurers!”PAUL GALLEBERG, ESQ., SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, EMPLOYBRIDGE HOLDINGS, INC.
“AHH is our go to firm for must have results!”DAVID GOLDBERG, ESQ., SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, SERCO, INC.
“Passionate, creative, and extraordinarily effective advocates.”GENERAL COUNSEL, THE DOE RUN RESOURCES CORPORATION
Our attorneys have years of front-line experience from work at the country’s largest law firms.