Appellate Advocacy

S&W's attorneys are skilled in the art of drafting persuasive appellate briefs, and they have argued complex legal issues before many appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Sampling of Representative Matters:

  • Gerald Sauer and Amir Torkamani co-wrote briefs for a case that Gerald Sauer argued before the California Supreme Court concerning interpretation of the anti-SLAPP statute and whether the trial court can excise allegations from a mixed cause of action.
  • In the Hawaii Supreme Court, Robert Chapman obtained reversal of a trial court’s judgment on behalf of client, George Harrison of the Beatles, after successfully petitioning twice for rehearing of the matter.
  • Greg Barchie authored the brief and argued before the California Court of Appeal in obtaining affirmance of a favorable trial court order that sustained a demurrer without leave to amend.