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The Benefits Of An Appellate Lawyer In The Trial Court

It is not uncommon for an appellate attorney to help with making or opposing dispositive motions in the trial court or with making or opposing post-judgment motions to either challenge or preserve a judgment. The Law Office of Gerald Clausen has handled hundreds of such matters can assist you with yours if you have the need. But he can also do much more.

The Expansion Of That Role In Appropriate Cases

Involving an appellate lawyer early in the trial litigation process is a relatively new concept that has gained increased acceptance among trial lawyers. There are many advantages to this approach. An appellate attorney can assist in the development of legal theories that can help shape discovery to establish liability and overcome anticipated defenses. Through this procedure, it is also possible to assure as much as possible that the appellate record has been developed in a manner most advantageous to the client’s position in the event of an appeal by either the client or the opposing party.

Mr. Clausen provides a legal roadmap to guide trial lawyers through the investigation, discovery, and deposition phases. The ultimate goal is to develop nuanced, detailed, and muscular facts that dovetail with the law.

This is a proactive approach to theory development that is most effective when undertaken early. If Mr. Clausen believes he can help, he will explain in detail other methods to address your case.

Identifying An Appropriate Case

This approach is suitable for any case with a damage value of at least seven figures that is apt to draw a motion for summary judgment or other dispositive motion. Examples include cases involving:

  • Vicarious liability issues (e.g., course and scope issues, employee vs. independent contractor issues)
  • Sports injury issues (e.g., assumption of risk, liability waivers)
  • Workers’ comp exclusivity issues (including privette issues)
  • Public entity liability issues (e.g., dangerous condition of public property issues, design immunity issues, issues involving other statutory immunities)

At the Law Office of Gerald Clausen, attorney Jerry Clausen has assisted clients with their most complex trial needs for more than 40 years. The Law Office of Gerald Clausen in San Francisco has worked with a number of trial firms using this approach, and it has proven to be immensely successful. But don’t just take our word for it — we can provide references to attest to it.

Contact Board-Certified Appellate Law Specialist Jerry Clausen

If you have a case that might benefit from this process, call the Law Office of Gerald Clausen in San Francisco today at 415-391-4475 or fill out the online intake form to schedule a consultation. Mr. Clausen will give you an honest evaluation of your potential appellate case.