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Fighting A Judgment With Appeals And Writs

Winning a trial in court is wonderful, and losing can be terrible. But neither result is necessarily final. If you have lost a motion or trial you should have won, it is important to consult with an experienced appellate attorney about your options.

The same is true if an opposing party seeks to overturn a favorable result you won in a trial court. Appeals involve rules, standards and norms that many trial lawyers – even good ones – simply do not know well. Experienced guidance is a must, which is exactly what you can expect from our team at The Schaps Law Office.

How Do Writs And Appeals Work?

Writs and appeals function differently, but both can offer opportunities to protect your best interests. An appeal allows you to file a petition to a higher court to try and have it overturn a lower court’s decision about your legal matter. A writ, on the other hand, calls for a higher court to order a lower one to take specific actions in accordance with the law.

Experience You Can Depend On

Mr. Schaps has deep experience handling appeals. After law school, and after a year clerking for a federal trial-court judge, he spent a year clerking for a judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This experience gave him an insider’s view of how an appellate court operates and of what matters to appellate judges. It also exposed him to countless appellate briefs – good ones, bad ones, and everything in between – and taught him what works and what doesn’t.

Since finishing his clerkships, Mr. Schaps has successfully handled appeals in the California Court of Appeal and the 9th Circuit. He is a strong written and oral appellate advocate with a knack for cutting straight to the dispositive issue (which is exactly what an appellate court is looking to do).

Let Us Fight For You

The sooner you meet with an experienced legal team after the ruling of your case, the sooner you can begin to challenge the outcome. Do not wait to take the first step toward securing the outcome you deserve.

If you are considering an appeal or writ, or if you need to defend a trial-level victory, consult with Mr. Schaps about the best way forward. Schedule your initial consultation at our Davis office by calling 530-238-5111 or emailing us here.