A court order or judgment — whether for or against you — is not always the end of the story. It may be subject to appellate review, in which the decision of the trial court is scrutinized by a three-judge panel of appellate justices to determine whether the trial court made any error that requires a change in result. This process is radically different from proceedings in the trial court, requiring a different set of skills and, sometimes, a different way of looking at the case. Because of Greg’s experience in this area, he is certified as a specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Greg’s skills as an appellate lawyer – incisive analysis, strategic planning, persuasive legal writing and articulate oral advocacy, all supported by meticulous research – can be applied to any area of the law, and Greg’s experience includes cases regarding employment, personal injury, child custody, marital property division, trusts, estates, breach of contract, business torts, real property, government tort liability, attorney fees, fraud, and SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation) litigation. Greg’s geographic reach is also broad. The ease of electronic filing makes it convenient for Greg to handle appeals and writs anywhere in California, and from federal courts throughout the Ninth Circuit (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands).
Greg is a 1982 graduate of the United States Naval Academy (B.S., Electrical Engineering) and served five years as a Marine Corps infantry officer before attending law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, from which he graduated with honors (Order of the Coif) in 1992.