I have specialized in First Amendment and anti-SLAPP issues since 1993, and have... more
I have specialized in First Amendment and anti-SLAPP issues since 1993, and have written and lectured widely on the California anti-SLAPP law. My anti-SLAPP expertise has been recognized in four appellate opinions. I am a 1972 graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the California Bar. I have prevailed in many SLAPP cases, including seven resulting in published appellate opinio... view profile
I help clients successfully resolve litigation matters. With 16 years of experience... more
I help clients successfully resolve litigation matters. With 16 years of experience as a business and environmental litigator, I have extensive expertise in trials, mediation, arbitrations, and appeals. I also handle land use and real estate litigation, permitting, and administrative law matters. I have developed strong professional relationships with many local, state, and federal regulatory a... view profile
I have been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1999. I am the... more
I have been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1999. I am the managing owner of Njelita Law Offices. I studied law at the University of Calabar in Nigeria, and obtained an MBA in financial management from the Middlesex University in London. I have successfully handled many cases in California Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal, where cases I handled have been published... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.