Appellate Practice

By embracing the legal and practical distinctions between trial and appellate work, HALLING | MEZA LLP assists clients in preserving existing rights while shaping future law.


Our appellate attorneys understand that each appeal may have far-reaching implications for an entire industry, and can assist clients in aggressively managing appeals for both short-term and long-term success.

Our attorneys bring special skills, systems, and analysis to litigation that often results in significantly reduced exposure and preservation of key points for review by higher courts.

The firm’s appellate attorneys have successfully briefed and argued appellate matters before the California Supreme Court, the California District Courts of Appeal, and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as administrative appeals involving state and local governmental entities. In addition to standard appeals, the firm’s attorneys have prepared and/or opposed petitions seeking interlocutory writs, emergency relief, writs of supercedes, and death penalty appeals.