Larson O’Brien's appellate practice benefits from unparalleled experience and results. Founding partner Stephen G. Larson sat by designation as a federal appellate judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on seven occasions. Many of the firm’s attorneys have clerked and externed for federal court judges, including judges sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Sixth Circuits.

Our lawyers have practiced before appellate courts across the country. Partners Stephen G. Larson and Kori Bell have both argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. We have represented clients in appeals and writs, involving constitutional law, antitrust, intellectual property, white-collar, real estate, regulatory, labor and employment, and consumer class action matters. We recently achieved reversal of a terminating order in the matter Gianna Breliant v. Warren Boyd; convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a district court’s order and compel prosecutors to return or destroy evidence; successfully appealed an order denying client’s anti-SLAPP motion to strike and demurrer; and obtained an order affirming the trial court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction in our favor. Larson O'Brien's attorneys have authored amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, including briefs that have been cited by the Supreme Court.  

Larson O'Brien is frequently engaged to replace trial counsel as appellate counsel. In these cases, our trial experience allows us to quickly identify the most material appellate issues and develop a persuasive appellate strategy.