Los Angeles attorney Kelly C. Quinn is certified by the California State Bar as an... more
Los Angeles attorney Kelly C. Quinn is certified by the California State Bar as an Appeals Specialist. Ms. Quinn has special expertise in researching and drafting motions, writs, and appeals. Ms. Quinn has successfully overturned several convictions, and her motion practice has resulted in numerous serious felony cases being dismissed. A former substitute special education teacher, Ms. Quinn ... view profile
Orly Degani has extensive experience authoring appellate briefs and writs and... more
Orly Degani has extensive experience authoring appellate briefs and writs and presenting oral argument in both federal and state courts of appeals. She also has briefed cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court and argued orally before the California Supreme Court. Her appellate practice has covered virtually every area of substantive law.Orly's substantial trial litigati... view profile
Darin L. Wessel is a partner in the San Diego office of Manning & Kass, Ellrod,... more
Darin L. Wessel is a partner in the San Diego office of Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP (formerly Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, LLP) and a member of its Strategy, Writs and Appeals Team. Darin is a board certified Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is AV rated. Darin works on appellate cases through... 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 shareholder of the Century City Law Group, a Professional Corporation. I studied accounting at the University of Southern California, and obtained my law degree from Loyola Law School. While attending Loyola Law School, I served as a Production Editor of the Entertainment Law Review, and was also pl... view profile
Ms. Finch's appellate practice is limited to civil appeals representing respondents... more
Ms. Finch's appellate practice is limited to civil appeals representing respondents only, who are referred to her by trial attorneys protecting their judgments. She does not accept any other type of case at this time.
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.