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Los Angeles, California Civil Appeals Lawyer

Daniel J. Koes is certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization

Los Angeles California Civil Appeals

Southern California Civil Appellate Lawyer

Over the course of his distinguished legal career, board-certified appellate law specialist, Daniel J. Koes has handled over a hundred civil appeals in state and federal courts. He has been involved in more than thirty published opinions, including ten opinions from the California Supreme Court.

Koes is licensed to practice in all California state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is also admitted to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Since July 2002, Koes has been certified (and subsequently) recertified as an appellate law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Koes served a three year term on the California State Bar Appellate Court's Committee, taught an advanced law school legal research and writing class on Writs and Appeals as an adjunct associate professor of law and was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; a Rising Star, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004; and a Pasadena Magazine, Top Attorney, 2011, 2010.

In today's specialized world, the simple reality is appellate courts value board-certified appellate law specialists. Koes has a solid reputation for effective appellate advocacy, helping litigants achieve success in the face of difficult and novel legal conundrums.

Koes knows appeals and is adept at rethinking the issues on appeal for successful appellate review. When taking on an appeal, his first task is to re-engineer the trial court papers and arguments by brainstorming with clients and trial counsel. Beyond the immediate goal of winning the appeal, the lens through which the appeal is viewed must also be focused on the long-term goals to ascertain whether particular legal issues should be utilized given their impact on the future state of the law in the particular industry.

A successful appellate brief is straightforward and linear in reasoning which tells the client's story without jumps in logic and in a way that makes the client's position seem inevitable. Koes works tirelessly to craft legal arguments into a solid, airtight appeal.

Koes thrives on complex, ground-breaking issues and has broad experience, representing diverse clients in a wide variety of cases. He has been involved in hundreds of appellate matters in most major areas of civil law gaining invaluable insight and innovative strategies for winning cases on appeal.

Koes also extends assistance in the litigation of cases at the trial-court level to help maximize the chance of success in future appeals by providing a unique perspective in briefing and legal analysis. In doing so, he ensures that issues of potential importance on appeal are properly developed, argued, and preserved at the trial level.

You are invited to review some of the many published opinions in which Koes has participated. Clients can also check on the status of their state court appeals directly from this website.

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Daniel J. Koes, Certified Appellate Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, is proud to provide quality legal services to clients and trial counsel throughout California, including the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. He serves California communities including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Orange County, San Diego County, San Francisco County, Alameda County, Fresno County, Kern County, Contra Costa County, Monterey County and Sacramento County.

This is NOT legal advice.  This information is provided for educational and informational purposes only.  Nothing here is meant or intended to create and attorney client relationship.  For specific legal advice relating to your situation, contact a competent attorney in your jurisdiction.