I specialize in complex litigation, with a focus in appellate litigation in the... more
I specialize in complex litigation, with a focus in appellate litigation in the California Court of Appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the New York courts. I also work with trial counsel and provide strategic counseling on a variety of trial practice and appellate litigation matters. I have signigicant appellate experience, including a clerkship on the Ninth Circ... view profile
Ms. Benedict is an experienced appellate advocate and litigator with a broad... more
Ms. Benedict is an experienced appellate advocate and litigator with a broad spectrum of experience. As an appellate advocate, Ms. Benedict has represented clients before the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and successfully obtained Cert. review at the United States Supreme Court. She has submitted in excess of 200 ... view profile
I have practiced exclusively appellate law in state and federal courts since 1994. I... more
I have practiced exclusively appellate law in state and federal courts since 1994. I regularly assist trial counsel with appellate issues in pre- and post-judgment proceedings. I have handled appeals in many areas of civil law including business disputes, municipal law, employment, tax, product defect and other torts, probate, election and initiative law, class action securities fraud, First Am... view profile
G. Dale Brittonhas been with Klinedinst PC since 1994. During that time, he has... more
G. Dale Brittonhas been with Klinedinst PC since 1994. During that time, he has built a successful appellate practice based upon his experience and success in handling commercial litigation, trademark infringement claims, professional liability litigation, insurance disputes, product liability defense, and large-scale foodborne illness claims. As Chair of the firm's Appellate Department, Mr. ... view profile
I am a mother of three young girs. I have practiced employment law for my entire... more
I am a mother of three young girs. I have practiced employment law for my entire career; starting at Littler Mendelson and working at Sheppard Mullin's San Diego office. I have the unique opportunity to represent employers as well as select employees (or former employees) if I determine they have a worthy claim. I enjoy skiing, Karate, chasing my kids around, and playing on the Wii.
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.