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Formidable Los Angeles Appellate Attorney Fights for You

A well-educated California lawyer in your corner

I graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University’s law school and was admitted to the bar in 1964, and I established my own practice in 1985, dedicated myself to helping my clients achieve their goals. With nearly five decades of experience navigating the complex American justice system and its process of appeal, I have become a sought-after resource as an appellate attorney.

The appeals process

I know how it feels to devote many hours to preparing for court, only to receive a verdict that’s not in your favor. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t end there. If you believe in your case, then the appeals process could be for you. I work with trial attorneys in Los Angeles and throughout the country to ensure that conditions are optimal for the success of your appeal.

I am experienced in:

  • State and federal level appeals
  • Civil and criminal cases
  • Appellate writs

Academic grievances

In addition to my work in appeals, I am also a seasoned veteran of university and college academic faculty grievance proceedings. I first became familiar with the academic grievance process when I served as a professor of Political Science at the University of California at Los Angeles.


I have earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for my professionalism and ethics. My memberships include the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, where I formerly served as president. I was also a Member of the Board of Editors at the Harvard Law Review.

In addition, I have been named:

  • A Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004
  • One of the “Best Lawyers in America,” 2006

Grace under fire

I am known as a consistent, performance-driven attorney who shines under pressure (take a look at some of my more prominent cases). Trial attorneys count on my prowess in the appellate process, and academic faculty members rely on my experience to see them through difficult proceedings and fight for their rights.

My areas of practice are:

Begin with a free consultation.

Get in touch with me online or by phone at 310-820-1939. The first step in the process is a free consultation. When we meet at my centrally located office, right on Wilshire Boulevard in LA, we will discuss the specifics of the case. After that, I’ll perform an analysis that will determine the next move. Together, we can achieve our goals. Whether it means correcting a decision that should have gone your way or addressing your academic grievances, I will work to ensure that justice prevails.