Your Guide Through The Appellate Process

Frequently, individuals are unhappy with a trial court's decision. The appeals process provides an opportunity to challenge a lower court decision.

Whether you are appealing a negative ruling or defending yourself against an appeal, the lawyers at Donald R. Holben & Associates, APC, provide knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive appellate representation.

Filing A Successful Appeal In California

It is important to understand that an appeal is not an opportunity to present a case a second time. No new evidence is allowed. An appeal is based on the information contained in the court record before the final judgment has been entered. To file an appeal, you must be able to demonstrate that the trial court made a mistake or misinterpreted the law when making its original decision.

Filing a successful appeal requires a detailed knowledge of both the underlying law and appellate law. Strict procedures and timelines must be followed. Our attorneys know the grounds for appeal, the deadlines and how to preserve your rights to appeal.

The appeals process is a long one. After all of the appellate briefs have been submitted to the court, it could take nine to 12 months before a decision is made. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to help expedite the process by filing a writ petition.

We handle civil appeals in a wide range of practice areas, including business litigation, family law, employment law and real estate litigation.

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Time Is Limited — Contact A Lawyer To Get Started On Your Appeal

You have limited time to file an appeal if you want to contest a court's decision. To protect your right to appeal, contact our law firm to discuss your case. Free consultations. Call us in San Diego at 619-780-2820, in Palm Springs at 760-501-0615 or toll free at 800-685-6950.