Trial Law and Appellate Law Practice
Legal services for attorneys
People need lawyers because the law is complex. Busy plaintiffs’ lawyers need our help for this same reason. We can help you sort out the legal obstacles you must overcome in order to win your case, and prepare a powerful opposition to the following motions:
- Motions under Daubert and Kuhmo Tires to exclude expert testimony;
- Motions in limine;
- Post-trial motions, such as motions for new trial, or JNOV;
- Motions to compel arbitration; and
- Where an insurer has refused to defend its policyholder in litigation brought by a third party;
- Motions to quash for lack of personal jurisdiction
We can also prepare affirmative motions that can increase your chances to prevail, such as motions for summary-adjudication of issues; motions in limine, or motions to remand cases removed from state court to federal court.
We can help plaintiff’s attorneys with any appellate matter in either the state or the federal appellate courts.
We can defend favorable verdicts and attack unfavorable ones. We can draft writ petitions to seek appellate review of a devastating — but unappealable — trial court ruling, or respond to petitions filed by an opponent. We are experienced in seeking reversals in cases where the defendant has prevailed on summary judgment.
Jeffrey I. Ehrlich, the lawyers’ lawyer
Few attorneys can match Mr. Ehrlich’s appellate experience. His skill is in analyzing complex legal and factual issues, and presenting them to the court in a clear, persuasive manner.
He has authored briefs as amicus curiae in the California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal on behalf of the Consumer Attorneys of California, United Policyholders, CalPIRG, and other consumer organizations. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California amicus committee.
Mr. Ehrlich’s ability to draft legal arguments and to present them effectively has also resulted in many favorable, but unpublished, decisions in the trial and appellate courts. While these decisions affect only the parties involved in the litigation, they often involve critical aspects in the case on which the entire litigation turns. For example, defeating a defendant’s summary-judgment motion in the trial court is often the key to forcing a defendant to settle a case. While handling the significant law-and-motion matters for Shernoff Bidart Echeverria, LLP, Mr. Ehrlich defeated numerous summary-judgment motions in the firm’s major cases, leading to several seven-figure and eight-figure settlements. [See Major Appellate Victories]