Civil Appeals & Writs

Our firm has represented public and private clients in hundreds of civil appeals and writs in state and federal court, with experience at the trial court level, Fourth District Court of Appeals, California Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Because our firm specializes in representing public entities, our attorneys have unique expertise in representing public entities in writs and appeals. We get excellent results by combining specialized knowledge of public agency law with outstanding strategy, research, briefing and oral argument skills.

Our services include:

  • Appeals in State and Federal Courts
  • Extraordinary Writs
  • Administrative Writs
  • Motions
  • Advising Clients to Maximize Success on Appeal
  • Negotiation of Settlement When Appropriate

The firm’s Managing Partner, Steven E. Boehmer, is the lead attorney for civil appeals and writs.

Success Stories

Young v. City of Coronado, 10 Cal. App. 5th 408 (2017)

Successfully defended city against challenge to the historic designation of a residence.

Preserve Poway v. City of Poway, 245 Cal. App. 4th 560 (2016)

Successfully defended city against challenge to its adoption of a mitigated negative declaration for approval of a project under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Inewsource v. North County Transit District, 2015 WL 3372534

Successfully argued that the evaluation documents of the local agency’s management team generated by a third party are protected from disclosure under the personnel exemption of the Public Records Act.

Adebayo v. Metropolitan Transit System, Inc. 2011 WL 166321

Successfully argued in civil rights case that detention of taxi driver by transit inspectors was reasonable and that force used was not excessive.

Bryan v. MacPherson, 630 F.3d 805 (9th Cir. 2010)

Successfully argued in civil rights/excessive force case that a police officer was entitled to immunity related to use of a taser.

Get Outdoors II v. City of El Cajon, 403 F. App’x. 284 (9th Cir. 2010)

Successfully defended city against a billboard company’s challenge to the constitutionality of the city’s sign ordinance.

Cochran v. El Cajon Motors, 2010 WL 3637540

Successfully defended against a large attorney’s fees award in a wage and hour case.

Pinkney v. Cameron Brothers, 2009 WL 756427

Successfully argued in a wrongful termination case that an employer’s decision to terminate an employee was not retaliatory or based on racial discrimination.