Appeals

Are you appealing a case?  Do you need help filing an appeal in federal court or state court?  Civil appeal?  Criminal appeal?

Vince Rabago has substantial and successful experience in civil and criminal appeals in both state and federal court on often significant or novel issues, ranging from federal law to state law to Constitutional law.   If you have a pending case in state or federal court, it is never to early to consider motion or post-judgment motion work related to a potential appeal in your case.  Vince Rabago Law Office also has experience in administrative agency appeals, including environmental administrative appeals and judicial review cases.

Vince has worked on legal cases at the highest levels of the appellate court system, including representation on matters in the Arizona Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the Arizona and California Courts of Appeals, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.   Vince’s legal work has resulted in professional recognition and awards, and his work in appellate cases has resulted in numerous published cases that have established and shaped the case law in California, Arizona, and in the federal judicial system.

Some of Vince’s published cases or opinions on appeal include the following:

Kakarala v. Wells Fargo Bank, 578 U.S. __ (April 4, 2016), U.S. Supreme Court denial of certiorari with dissenting Opinion issued by Justice Thomas, dissenting from denial.

United States v. Falcon, 805 F.3d 873 (9th Cir. Nov. 9, 2015) (civil case regarding challenge to student loan collection)

State of Arizona v. Roque, 219 Ariz. 193 (Arizona Supreme Court, 2006) (first degree murder case; internationally publicized murder of innocent Sikh in Phoenix after 9/11)

Stuard v. Stewart, 401 F.3d 1064 (9th Cir. 2005) (Ten armed robberies, four aggravated assaults; case involved constitutional issues regarding speedy trial and guilty plea issues)

State of Arizona v. Prasertphong, 210 Ariz. 496 (Arizona Supreme Court, 2005) (Triple homicide in the well publicized case known as the Pizza Hut murders)

State v. Monaco, 207 Ariz. 75 (Arizona Court of Appeal, 2004) (drug sales & sentencing)

State of Arizona v. Darelli, 205 Ariz. 458 (Arizona Court of Appeal, 2003) (interpretation of trial court discretion and criminal plea bargain issues)

In re Emiliano M., 31 Cal.4th 510 (California Supreme Court, 2003) (case involving juvenile law offender law and California Prop. 21, the Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act of 1998)

Mendez v. Small, 298 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2002) (federal civil case on habeas corpus involving constitutional law and the upholding of a conviction for failure to register)

Anderson v. Calderon,232 F.3d 1053 (9th Circuit, 2000) (federal civil case on habeas corpus involving murder conviction and sentence for murderer on California death row)

People v. Lucero, 23 Cal.4th 692 (California Supreme Court, 2000) (death penalty case involving double homicide)

People v. Regalado, 78 Cal.App.4th 1056 (California Court of Appeal, 2000) (case involving California evidence law and use of prior conduct to prove criminal acts)

People v. Demara, 41 Cal.App.4th 448 (California Court of Appeal, 1995) (sentencing issues in auto theft case)

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