Appeals – How to Win Your Appeal…

Do you need to appeal your federal or state case?  Even up to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Vince Rabago Law Office has extensive and successful experience winning appeals, including federal and state appeals, including experience seeking review for individuals and corporate entities in the U.S. Supreme Court by way of filing Petitions for Writ of Certiorari, and experience in responses opposing as well.  Vince Rabago 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 Court of Appeals and California Courts of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.   Vince’s legal work has resulted in professional recognition and awards, and his work has resulted in numerous published appellate cases that have established and shaped the law in California, Arizona, and the federal system.

Some of Vince’s many published cases on appeal over the past 2 decades include the following civil and criminal cases:

Hughes v. Kisela, 841 F.3rd 1081 (2016) (overturning summary judgment, granting right to jury trial in excessive force shooting civil lawuit).

U.S. v. Falcon, 805 F.3d 873 (2015) (challenge to belated student loan civil collection lawsuit on due process grounds rejected)

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)

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)

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)

Other cases where Vince Rabago assisted on cases briefed or argued by other lawyers:

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)

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)

Pekarek v. City of San Diego, 30 Cal.App.4th 909 (1994) (rejecting civil liability for City in failing to design street to make it safer for child in accident involving ice cream truck, which caused the plaintiff’s leg to be amputated)

Vince has experience and is licensed to file state appeals in the California Court of Appeals and the Arizona Court of Appeals, as well as the California Supreme Court and the Arizona Supreme Court.  Vince Rabago is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the federal court of appeals, Vince has been admitted to practice before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals since 1998, and Vince can work on appeals arising in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals  for cases from federal district courts in jurisdictions such as Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

The Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over the following federal district courts.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts:

It also has appellate jurisdiction over the following territorial courts:

Here is a map of the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction:

If you have a case that needs to be appealed to the 9th Circuit from one of these jurisdictions, call Vince Rabago Law Office.  Vince also has experience filing in the United States Supreme Court.

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.

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