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Litigation: Appellate | USA

California

This ranking table covers the preparation, drafting and delivery of briefs before the appellate courts (state supreme courts, circuit courts and the US Supreme Court). Also includes interlocutory appeals and writs. Chambers USA features a Nationwide table of law firms who field teams of appellate lawyers. It also ranks appellate lawyers in each state where there is a prominent appellate Bar.

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  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher houses an outstanding appellate practice with a track record of representing major corporate clients across a broad spectrum of procedural and substantive appeals. The firm has top-tier credentials in securities and commercial disputes and is regularly picked by clients for high-stakes, bet-the-company cases. It services an impressive array of blue-chip corporates, including a number of Silicon Valley behemoths, in highly publicized litigation battles. Its deep bench of appellate litigators has argued before state appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit and the US Supreme Court.
  2. Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
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    Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland is a distinguished appellate boutique with proficiency in a wide array of industry sectors, acting for a broad range of individuals, public entities and corporate clients. It offers deep expertise in state and federal court work, including frequent appearances before the California Supreme Court. The firm is often called upon to assist trial counsel in strategizing cases in anticipation of appeal.
  3. Horvitz & Levy LLP
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    Horvitz & Levy LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Horvitz & Levy is a highly regarded appellate boutique with outstanding strengths in civil disputes, making regular appearances before the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court. It acts for an impressive roster of high-profile clients, including household names in the manufacturing, energy and media sectors.
  4. Stris & Maher LLP
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    Stris & Maher LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Stris & Maher is a renowned boutique appellate firm with significant experience in business appeals before the California courts and a wide array of federal circuit courts. It acts for large corporates, midsize companies and individuals in issues involving environmental, intellectual property and labor and employment law. The firm also has notable expertise handling complex appeals to the US Supreme Court.
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Band 2
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Arnold & Porter boasts a diverse group of skilled attorneys which is regularly called upon for unique and challenging appellate issues. The firm offers strengths in both state and federal appellate courts, with experience in a broad range of corporate disputes. It acts on behalf of clients in industries such as retail, technology and healthcare. It also represents notable non-corporate and individual clients.
  2. Complex Appellate Litigation Group LLP
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    Complex Appellate Litigation Group LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Complex Appellate Litigation Group is a distinguished appellate boutique which acts for an impressive client base of major corporates, mid-market companies and individuals in complex appeals. The firm appears regularly before the California state courts and the Ninth Circuit.
  3. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 1 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding represents corporate clients in a broad array of appellate matters. Its deep bench has experience before state and federal courts and includes a certified appellate specialist. The firm's appellate practice is well supported by its broad base of trial and litigation expertise.
  4. Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
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    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Manatt Phelps & Phillips possesses a strong appellate practice with notable experience acting for clients in the healthcare sector on significant consequential cases. It has experience before both federal and state courts on issues including labor and employment disputes and real estate matters. The firm's appellate litigation expertise is supplemented by a strong practice preparing amicus curiae briefs.
  5. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
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    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Munger, Tolles & Olson possesses a well-regarded appellate practice with experience representing major multinational corporations from a broad range of industries. It acts in a variety of high-stakes matters, including commercial, antitrust, product liability and securities disputes. It has additional strength handling cases arising from environmental disasters and industrial accidents. The firm's strong bench in California is supported by its nationwide footprint.
  6. Reed Smith LLP
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    Reed Smith LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Reed Smith boasts an established appellate practice with a strong track record in both state and federal appeal courts. It represents clients in an array of industries, including banking, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. The firm is known for its deep strengths in major contractual disputes and class actions, with significant experience acting for clients in areas such as advertising and insurance. The firm is often engaged by major corporations as well as acting for individuals.
  7. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Litigation: Appellate
    2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati boasts a sophisticated practice which excels in complex appellate disputes, drawing from a talented pool of litigators with a wealth of experience appearing before the California and federal courts. The firm's signature strengths in the technology, intellectual property and securities fields is complemented by deep expertise in First Amendment and wider constitutional law questions.