Appellate Services

Statutory & Common Law Writs

Neale will prepare original or statutory writs where an appellate remedy is unavailable and the client is seeking extraordinary and emergency relief from the Court of Appeal, concerning a trial court order.

Legal Research, Law, & Motion

Neale will provide research on any relevant legal issue, assist in setting up an issue in trial court proceedings for appropriate appellate preservation, and prepare relevant pleadings or motions.


Neale will review the trial court record, select appellate issues for review, research and write appellate briefs, present oral argument, and file petitions for rehearing, or review in the California Supreme Court.

Creative Problem Solving

Neale will use the combination of her appellate intellectual rigor with her empathic social work skills to assist clients with creative problem solving, sometimes outside the box of litigating an appeal.

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