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Janet Rachel Rappoport Gusdorff

Appeals Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    California - CA 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Janet

Learn Janet’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Appeals
    Assist in all stages of California and federal civil appeals and writs.


Gusdorff Law
4607 Lakeview Canyon Road
Ste 375
Westlake Village, CA, 91361

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Posted by Chris | October 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Appellate Attorney!!!
Gusdorff Law, PC if fantastic! Ms. Gusdorff is one of the best appellate attorneys who I have ever met. She is professional, experienced, knowledgeable, affordable, and very easy to speak with. Bang for the buck, in my opinion, you won't find a better appellate attorney. Ms. Gusdorff successfully researched and drafted an appeal to a So. Cal. district court, appealing a dismissal of my case via motion for summary judgement. Her oral argument skills were every bit as impressive as her law and motion practice! I could not recommend an attorney more than Ms. Gusdorff. In my opinion, you're in good hands with .... Gusdorff Law, PC!!!
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Posted by Laurie | August 15, 2014
Trust Janet w/ Your Law & Motion, Writs, & Appeals!
Janet helped me with work I was struggling with. Her writing skills are superb! She can write exactly what I was trying to say much more eloquently than I.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gusdorff Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pine & Pine
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney / Law Clerk
  • Marilee Marshall & Associates
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Raymond Paul Johnson
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Jennifer T. Lum
  • United States District Court
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • 2006
  • New England Conserv of Music
  • undergraduate
  • 2003


  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Appellate Courts Section
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Team in Training - San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • Team Captain / Participant
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Appellate Court Experience
  • Introduction to the Appellate Court System
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (16)
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Appeals Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve had the opportunity to consult with Janet on several occasions and to work with her closely on an appeal. Her approach is not just meticulous, but practical. Her analytical ability, writing, and instinct for identifying issues — especially in tough cases — make her outstanding where it really counts in appeals. She has a knack for presenting even the most technical issues as an easy-to-understand "big picture." As an appeals lawyer myself, I am grateful to have Janet as a resource to consult from time to time, and I would consider myself lucky to work on more cases with her in the future."
Appeals Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet is brilliant."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet has a brilliantly organized legal mind. Detail oriented and efficient."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Janet is hard-working, loyal and cares very much about the client’s needs. She worked for our firm for about seven years and her growth during that period was striking. She was voted a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine (Southern California) and I fully agree with that assessment. I highly recommend her."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet is brilliant and has incredible energy. Her experience and creativity make her an amazing ally when you are in need of an appeals specialist. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet is a talented and experienced appellate attorney. I highly recommend her for any appellate-related matters."
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Westlake Village Appeals Lawyer Janet Rachel Rappoport Gusdorff
Janet Rachel Rappoport Gusdorff
Appeals Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 17 years

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