I handle civil appeals in the California Courts of Appeal and in the Ninth Circuit... more
I handle civil appeals in the California Courts of Appeal and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have significant appellate experience, including a clerkship on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, experience in en banc proceedings, writs, and other appeals. I have particular expertise in high stakes business litigation and matters involving public entities.
Please note that any recommendations and/or testimonials on this profile are not... more
Please note that any recommendations and/or testimonials on this profile are not meant to guarantee, predict, or warrant the outcome of any matter. Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Federal Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, Southern District of California U.S. District Court, Central District of California U.... 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
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
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.