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Civil Appeals

California Appellate Attorneys

Civil Appeal Lawyers

At the Law Offices of Woosley & Porter, we are experienced and knowledgeable appellate law and litigation attorneys. We represent clients throughout California, including the surrounding areas of Los Angeles, Ventura, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

Appellate law has always represented a significant practice area for the Law Offices of Woosley & Porter. Our successful and dedicated attorneys handle appeals of all types from simple to complex.

Most recently, the Law Offices of Woosley & Porter challenged the applicability of the California Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in arbitrations conducted by the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange. Siding with the Law Offices of Woosley & Porter as amicus was the California Attorney General’s Office, the California Judicial Counsel, and the California Employment Lawyers Association. The Securities & Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, and the New York Stock Exchange were on the opposing side.

The case is Jevne v. JB Oxford and is a not only a high profile case, but also a case which has the potential of substantially increasing the level of investor protection in securities arbitrations. Our successful Petition for Review was instrumental in securing review in this case.

Another landmark California Supreme Court case handled by the Law Offices of Woosley & Porter was Erlich v. Menezes (1999) 21 Cal.4th 543, which dealt with the availability of emotional distress damages in construction defect cases. While ultimately not successful, this case represents an excellent example of the lengths the Law Offices of Woosley & Porter will travel to assist our clients.

Finally, a very unusual case and appeal that we handled was an insurance bad faith case in which our client sought coverage and damages from her insurance carrier based on a withdrawal of defense argument. The case was Kafader v. USAA (2002) 2002 WL 31648799, and our successful Opening Brief and Reply Brief were essential in winning this case.