Tom has practiced in the areas of real estate transactions, land use and business... more
Tom has practiced in the areas of real estate transactions, land use and business litigation since 1986. He assists real property owners, lenders, developers, title companies, homeowners associations, escrow agents and real estate professionals transact business, avoid problems, and resolve disputes. His experience includes real estate financing, leasing, purchase-and-sale transactions and disp... 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
An experienced trial lawyer valued for his judgment and persuastive advocacy,... more
An experienced trial lawyer valued for his judgment and persuastive advocacy, primarily representing corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex civil cases involving products liability, securities litigation, professional liability, personal injury, disability, aircraft accidents, eminent domain, real property disputes and employment discrimination. Also serves as Disciplinary... 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.