Duckor Metzger & Wynne, APLC, trial attorneys are experienced in managing all aspects of the appellate process. The appeals process usually involves the preparation and filing of a detailed record of the underlying trial court action together with an extensive written legal argument. In some cases, the process of seeking appellate court relief requires the filing of a petition seeking extraordinary writ relief. A lawyer who has handled both appeals and writ proceedings is of great value when seeking to set aside a judgment or defend it from attack. The Firm’s trial attorneys have successfully handled appeals and writ proceedings in state and federal appeal courts.
DMW’s attorneys are capable and efficient in guiding clients through the appellate process from the outset or working with existing trial counsel to spot and preserve issues for a successful appeal. The appellate attorneys thoughtfully evaluate the merits of each potential appeal or writ, thoroughly prepare the matter and see it through to completion.
Representative Appellate Matters
- Center for Healthcare Education v. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (2020): Relief from a $2 million debt payment demand after CHE mismanaged ICJR funding.
- YDM Management Co., Inc. v. Sharp Community Medical Group, Inc. (2017): An out-of-network urgent care provider sought reimbursement for emergency services.
- Linda Vista Village San Diego Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Tecolote Investors, LLC, et al. (2015): Homeowners sought to nullify ground lease and court-imposed rent control based upon San Diego City Charter.
- Regan Roofing Company, Inc. v. Superior Court (1994): Indemnity rights valuation in settlement of construction defect action.