Jeff Ehrlich is one of California’s most accomplished appellate lawyers. He has briefed and argued over 200 appeals, including landmark victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court.
Jeff blends the skills required of an appellate specialist with the heart of a trial lawyer. He has been certified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California’s Committee on Legal Specialization for over 20 years, bringing the expertise developed in that time to each appeal he handles. And he is deeply involved with CAALA, sitting on its Board of Governors as an Emeritus Member, and editing its Advocate magazine for the last decade.
Like many lawyers who have focused their careers on appeals, Jeff enjoys the parts of appellate practice that cause many trial lawyers to avoid it—extensive legal research and extensive legal writing. The continuing-legal-education classes he takes – and often teaches – focus on becoming a better writer.
In addition to having the generalist skills of an appellate specialist, Jeff has substantive expertise in the insurance-related issues that are often critical to the plaintiff’s bar. He is a co-author of the most widely-cited insurance treatise in California, Croskey, Heeseman, Ehrlich & Klee, California Practice Guide – Insurance Litigation (Rutter 2020).
Ultimately, a lawyer’s results over time are the best way to judge how good the lawyer is. Since 2007, Jeff Ehrlich has successfully defended judgments totaling over $270 million, and has won important decisions that have safeguarded the rights of California consumers. This is why many of California’s most successful trial lawyers turn to him when they need appellate counsel.
You can learn more about Jeff’s experience and appellate successes here.
In a recent profile in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, some of Jeff’s trial-lawyer clients said this about him:
He’s one of the only appellate lawyers I know who is able to match so eloquently on paper what most people can only do in oral argument. His writing reads like a novel you want to finish in one night. You can feel what was going on in the courtroom.
– Robert T. Simon, Simon Law Group
It’s rare for me to say that someone sees something I don’t. It always surprises me, the issue he sees that tells me, "Thank goodness you hired him.”
– Arash Homampour, Homampour Law Firm PC
He’s the kind of guy, if I’m ever excited about a new case, he manages to give me all of the ‘what ifs’ and all of the defense arguments.
– Michael J. Bidart, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Even a partner at one of the premier defense appellate firms in the State, who often litigates against him, had good things to say about Jeff:
He’s certainly skilled at making even a stretch of an argument sound plausible. That’s tough to go up against. But I also know he’s not going to play games. He’s going to fight the fight at hand.
– Lisa J. Perrochet, Horvitz & Levy LLP