Appeal and Writ Practice

Jacobson Markham L.L.P. provides efficient, success-driven appellate advice and advocacy, including counseling during trial to position a case in the best possible light for appellate review, and handling appeals in a wide variety of appellate courts including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  Our group has a track record of success and operates on the principle that clients are best served by attorneys who understand the critical relationship between trial and appeal.

The core strengths of Jacobson Markham’s appellate practice include our in-depth understanding of the trial and appellate processes.  Jacobson Markham’s appellate attorneys are ready to assist with every aspect of the appellate process, and accept cases regardless of whether our firm litigated the underlying matter.

 

Representative Matters

Writ of Mandate and Bid Dispute

Jacobson Markham represented general contractor in a public bid process wherein a public entity awarded a construction contract to the purported low bidder by waiving an irregularity in the bid despite bid protests by the client, who was the second lowest bidder. Successfully moved the court to issue an immediate stay to halt further construction of the public project and then obtained a writ finding the contract was invalid because it was awarded in violation of public contracting law. The court ordered further consideration of the bids which resulted in the $5 million dollar project being awarded to the client.