John Mendoza has successfully litigated thousands of industrial injury cases over... more
John Mendoza has successfully litigated thousands of industrial injury cases over the past 25 years. Recently John took on a major "reform" law, taking the case all the way to the California Supreme Court. In this landmark case (Elayne Valdez v. WCAB 57 Cal. 4th 1231), the Supreme Court overturned the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board which had barred injured workers' from obtaining evide... view profile
Anna Barvir practices civil litigation with an emphasis on constitutional law and... more
Anna Barvir practices civil litigation with an emphasis on constitutional law and civil rights matters. Her expertise includes legislative analysis, firearms litigation, civil rights advocacy, and general civil litigation. She also assists clients with firearms-related regulatory compliance, including federal firearms licensing and California dangerous weapons permitting.Ms. Barvir has worked o... 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.