We have one of the premier civil appellate practices in the Northwest, and have represented clients in more than 100 state and federal appeals in numerous state and federal appellate courts.

Our appellate attorneys provide a broad range of appellate services, including:

  • drafting amicus briefs,
  • serving as appellate specialty counsel,
  • assisting in drafting or reviewing appellate briefs,
  • conducting with or helping to prepare counsel for oral argument, and
  • working with trial counsel proactively to identify potential appealable issues so that appropriate action can be taken to preserve such issues.

We understand the substantive, procedural, and stylistic elements of success on appeal.  Our appellate practice strength lies in having significant appellate experience covering numerous legal matters before a wide range of courts.  We represent clients in appeals in virtually all areas of the law other than criminal defense.

Our Jurisdictional Appellate Experience

Our attorneys regularly appear before Washington and Montana appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Pacifica attorneys have also represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Eleventh, D.C., and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the California, Oregon, and New York appellate courts.

Pacifica is ranked as a Tier 1 Appellate firm in Washington and a National Tier 2 Appellate Firm in Best Lawyers of America.

Practice Attorneys

John Parnass

John Parnass

Kai Smith

Kai Smith

Sarah S. Washburn
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