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Why retain an appeals attorney?

"We . . . observe that trial attorneys who prosecute their own appeals, such as appellant, may have 'tunnel vision.' Having tried the case themselves, they become convinced of the merits of their cause. They may lose objectivity and would be well served by consulting and taking the advice of disinterested members of the bar, schooled in appellate practice." (Estate of Gilkison (1998) 65 Cal.App.4th 1443, 1449-1450.)

"Appellate practice entails rigorous original work in its own right....The appellate brief offers counsel probably their best opportunity to craft work of original, professional, and, on occasion, literary value."  (In re Marriage of Shaban (2001) 88 Cal.App.4th 398, 410.) 

A Proven Record of Success

The average reversal rate for an appeal is about 17%.
Mr. Schreiber's reversal rate when representing appellants in his cases is over 3 times that rate.




A Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, meeting clients' and trial counsels' needs in California's appellate courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court


of Northern California, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


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