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Appellate Practice

Apr. 1, 2024

Screening the good from the bad before filing an appeal

Many cases do not have a strong enough argument or trial court record to have a decent chance of winning. Appellate lawyers provide a valuable service by screening cases.

Myron Moskovitz

Legal Director, Moskovitz Appellate Team

90 Crocker Ave
Piedmont , CA 94611-3823

Phone: (510) 384-0354


UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hal

Myron Moskovitz is author of Strategies On Appeal (CEB, 2021; digital:; print: and Winning An Appeal (5th ed., Carolina Academic Press). He is Director of Moskovitz Appellate Team, a group of former appellate judges and appellate research attorneys who handle and consult on appeals and writs. See The Daily Journal designated Moskovitz Appellate Team as one of California's top boutique law firms. Myron can be contacted at or (510) 384-0354. Prior "Moskovitz On Appeal" columns can be found at


In my capacity as an appellate lawyer, I frequently interact with appellate Justices. They see my briefs, my motions, and my petitions for writs. And they hear my oral arguments. I hope they find my contributions to the appellate process helpful.

I also do something they don’t see. If they could, they might find it a rather valuable service to them – because it saves them a lot of tedious work.


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