Appellate Proceedings

Leone Alberts & Duus has an active appellate practice before many Districts of the California Court of Appeal as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. We have years of experience preparing appellate records, administrative records and identifying the record for clerk transcripts. We are familiar with the California Appellate Rules of Court and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and we regularly prepare appellate briefs on behalf of our clients, including peremptory writs. We have also successfully participated in oral arguments where the appellate court affirmed summary judgment or a trial verdicts on behalf of our client.

Our appellate efforts have produced many excellent results. For instance, we obtained extraordinary relief on behalf of a client when the Court of Appeal granted a writ overturning a Superior Court interlocutory order that would have compelled a public official to reveal closed session discussions in response to deposition questions.

The Court of Appeal also recently affirmed summary judgment awarded in an employment matter brought by a vice-chancellor of a College district who claimed defamation, invasion of privacy and retaliation in violation of the Labor Code. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also upheld summary judgment in our favor in a case alleging sexual harassment in violation of Title IX and the right to substantive due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.