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Appellate Litigation Services

The Law Office of Gerald Clausen in San Francisco offers a complete array of legal services for every stage of appellate litigation. With more than 40 years of experience, attorney Jerry Clausen is certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Building Solid Foundations For A Powerful Presentation

Good writing is essential to effective appellate argument. But, as Ambrose Bierce once said, good writing is simply clear thinking made visible. Thus, every good appellate brief begins with cogent legal analysis. This requires more than simply understanding the law concerning the substantive issue at play in a given case. It also involves knowing the appropriate standards of review, knowing how to marshal the facts in light of those standards, knowing how to frame the issues most advantageously to a client’s position, knowing how to effectively address harmless error issues, and much more.

Once the legal analysis is done, it must be “made visible.” To be persuasive, complex and intricate legal concepts must be expressed with clarity, precision, and brevity. Mr. Clausen brings over 40 years of legal writing experience to bear in order to present the client’s position as as persuasively as possible.

Dedicated Appeal Services

Mr. Clausen’s work has been recognized by peers and clients alike thanks to his innovative solutions, especially in large and complex cases, along with his analytical and detail-oriented approach. He can provide a range of fee arrangements, including hourly fees, flat fees, contingency fees where appropriate, or a hybrid arrangement.

Call board-certified lawyer Jerry Clausen at 415-391-4475 or fill out the online intake form.