Please note that any recommendations, case results, information and/or testimonials... more
Please note that any recommendations, case results, information and/or testimonials on this profile do not and are not meant to guarantee, predict, or warrant the outcome of any matter. Patrick Kearns is originally from Oregon, and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Kearns obtained his B.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with minors in Politica... 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.
I live and breathe federal criminal defense. I have read every Supreme Court opinion... more
I live and breathe federal criminal defense. I have read every Supreme Court opinion and every 9th Circuit published opinion (and most of the unpublished) since 1997. I have been an inordinantely succesful appellate attorney. The 9th Circuit reports that it reversed 7.7% of cases in 2012 (national average 6.8) http://www.ce9.uscourts.gov/publications/AnnualReport2012.pdf. In the cases I ha... 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.