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e-mail: The Ehrlich Firm
What to look for in a plaintiff's appellate lawyer.
You can tell a lot about an appellate lawyer by the trial lawyers who hire him, and by the opponents they take on together.
Together, our appellate clients include some of California’s most prominent trial lawyers: William Shernoff, Michael J. Bidart, Michael Alder, Gary Paul, Ricardo Echeverria, Paul Kiesel, Phil Michels, Daniel J. Callahan, Dan Stormer, Shirley Watkins, Steve Heimberg, Tony Stuart, and Daniel Zohar.
Our opponents have included companies of enormous wealth and power, who hire the best corporate defense firms: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, PacifiCare, Health Net, Allstate, State Farm, Progressive, Mercury, 21st Century, Kaiser Permanente, UNUM, Nationwide, National Steel & Shipbuilding, Arch Insurance, Pacific Specialty Insurance, State Fund, Crum & Forster, Farmers, MEGA Life, Gulf Insurance, AIG, McDonald’s Corp., Liberty Mutual, Evanston Ins., the Hartford, National Union, Lexington Ins., Chubb Insurance, Safeco, Auto Club of So. Cal., Travelers, and CIGNA.
If we can take on opponents like these and win, the odds are good that we can help you with your next appeal.
Our appellate practice
Jeffrey Isaac Ehrlich is a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, and is certified by the State Bar of California as an appellate specialist. He is one of the preeminent plaintiffs’ appellate lawyers in California.
In his career Ehrlich has argued almost 200 appeals — appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, 7 of the 13 federal circuits, and virtually every appellate court in California. Since establishing his solo practice in 2006 he has been lead counsel in 31 California appellate decisions, of which 17 were published. This includes three victories in the California Supreme Court, where he currently has two additional appeals pending.
His published opinions include landmark opinions concerning insurance bad faith, ERISA, Medicare, and arbitration. The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”), the third-largest trial-lawyer organization in the United States, has twice honored him as its Appellate Lawyer of the Year (in 2004 and 2008). He is the first two-time winner of the award. [Learn more about our practice]
Our insurance-litigation practice
While the bulk of our practice involves appellate litigation, we also take on a limited number of trial-level matters. Our expertise in legal writing increases the chances of prevailing on summary judgment, and getting the matter to trial. And our analysis of insurance issues is so well-respected that we have even been approached for representation by insurance companies making claims against other insurance companies. For example, we were retained by a title insurer to evaluate whether to make a $17 million claim against its liability insurer.
So, if you, your family, or your business is involved in an insurance-related dispute, we may be able to help.