Committed To The Entire Legal Process
Most large law firms have an appellate department, and many small law firms refer their appellate work to other attorneys because they do not feel qualified to handle appeals. Klein & Wilson handles its own appeals. Appellate specialists say trial lawyers should not file their own appeals because they cannot be objective about what happened at trial. Klein & Wilson disagrees.
Appellate Practice In California
An appellate practitioner who picks up the file only after the judgment has been entered is like someone who visits a battlefield after the battle is finished. Only those who participated in the fight can truly understand how the battle was fought and why a case was won or lost at the trial court level.
No attorney will better understand the issues involved in an appeal better than the attorney who handled the case from the beginning. Klein & Wilson believes that a client deserves the assistance of the most qualified legal representative available.
Achieving Successful Outcomes In Appeals
Klein & Wilson‘s appellate record speaks for itself. For example, although extraordinary writs are rarely granted in civil cases, and usually fewer than one in 20 writs are issued, Klein & Wilson has had great success in writ practice. Even rarer is reversal of a verdict following trial. Yet, in two different cases, Klein & Wilson successfully reversed trial court decisions entered against its clients, resulting in directed verdicts by the appellate court in favor of Klein & Wilson‘s clients. Accordingly, Klein & Wilson is capable of handling a case from the filing of a complaint through trial, through appeal, and through the entry of a final, nonappealable judgment.