Ms. Carmeli has been handling appellate matters since 1985.  She is unique in having prepared so many appellate briefs and writs while also having 17 years experience in trial level work.  With so much appellate experience, Michele is meticulous in her preparation for trial because she understands its importance.  If an issue is not properly litigated at the trial court level, it is unlikely the Court of Appeal will entertain an argument related to that issue.

Having prepared at least 200 appellate briefs for criminal defendants whose freedom and liberty were at stake, Michele is also used to scouring the trial court record for every potential appealable issue, to determine which arguments should be raised.

The appellate briefs Michele has drafted include such diverse issues and/or cases as:

  • Anti-SLAPP
  • Attorney-Client Privilege (Toxic Tort case)
  • Attorney’s Fees (Conservatorship Case)
  • Breach of Contract/Resulting Trust/Creditor’s Claim (Statute of Limitations Issue)
  • Burglary
  • Defamation
  • Discovery Issues (Writ)
  • Drug related offenses
  • Elder Abuse (No Contest Clause)
  • Enforcement of Settlement Agreement
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Grand Theft
  • Juvenile Delinquency (including murder conviction)
  • Kidnapping
  • Medical Malpractice (Statute of Limitations)
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability (writ)
  • Rape (including gang rape and other sexual offenses)
  • Robbery
  • Real Estate (toxic tort writ and appeal)
  • Sentencing errors (Criminal Cases)
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Trust Contest (No Contest Clauses)
  • Three-Strikes

Ms. Carmeli may also be consulted for dispositive motion work at the trial court level.

Contact the attorneys at Serbin & Carmeli for your civil appellate matters.

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