An integral part of the national practice, California Region Issues & Appeals attorneys have extensive experience before the U.S. Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and California Court of Appeal. The California Region practice is led by Craig Stewart
(in San Francisco), and its lawyers include numerous former federal appellate law clerks. The group provides in-depth knowledge of the California state and federal benches, and as part of a nationwide practice, can assist clients with needs anywhere in the country.
Our California Region attorneys represent many of the world's leading companies and significant governmental entities in all courts and have been involved in many leading California cases. Our victories include: Texaco Inc. v. Dagher
(significant antitrust suit before the U.S. Supreme Court), Beal Bank v. Arter & Hadden
(precedent-setting California Supreme Court case concerning legal malpractice limitations), Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield
(landmark California Supreme Court case determining the summary judgment standard), Hill v. NCAA
(California Supreme Court decision involving the constitutionality of the NCAA's drug testing program), and Holmgren v. County of Los Angeles
(judgment and appeal for the County in a California state court civil-employment dispute).