Appeals & Writs

amicusLara has practiced complex civil litigation and appeals for 20 years. Since 2001, she’s focused on handling civil appeals and writs in California and federal appellate courts. She has appeared in California appellate courts throughout the state, including the California Supreme Court, as well as federal appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to appeals, Lara is experienced in writ practice, which is an important method of achieving appellate review in California.

Lara successfully represents clients of all stripes in an array of sophisticated civil matters.  Her clients have included Hitachi, Sutter Health, the Chinese Daily News, Julien’s Auction House, Rodale Publishing, Empire Kosher Poultry, and Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. She also represents individuals and partnerships in high-dollar matters.

Lara works with trial counsel and clients to achieve their objectives on appeal in a variety of ways. She handles appeals and writ proceedings in their entirety, including oral argument. Lara also works with trial counsel during the trial-court proceedings to frame their cases and maximize the odds of success on appeal. In addition, she advises trial counsel who prefer to take laboring oar in drafting the writ petitions or appeal briefs. Depending on the nature and scope of each case, Lara works on an hourly and flat-fee basis.

Lara can be reached at (310) 975-8513 or at LKrieger@LaraKriegerLaw.com.

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