Tonkon Torp's appellate lawyers are skilled advocates with a proven track record representing clients in the federal and state appellate courts. Our appellate lawyers have a broad range of subject matter expertise, in-depth knowledge of appellate court procedures, and personal experience and knowledge regarding the appellate judges of the courts in which we appear. Their cases cover the gamut of civil litigation, bankruptcy, land use, and administrative appeals. They also frequently consult on trial litigation matters, including serving as motions counsel.
Each of our appellate lawyers has significant experience at the trial level —particularly in complex litigation—which ensures that they understand the issues from all angles, whether they are consulting on a trial matter, drafting a dispositive motion, or crafting a persuasive appellate brief. In every situation, they seek to blend top-level strategic analysis and fresh perspective with the superb written and oral advocacy skills that define great appellate lawyers.
Our appellate lawyers most frequently represent clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. They are also experienced in representing clients in the Washington appellate courts, California appellate courts, federal circuit courts of appeal (including the Federal Circuit), and the U.S. Supreme Court. They are experienced and familiar with every step of the appellate process—from advising clients on the likelihood of success of a potential appeal to ensuring a complete appellate record, using appellate motions practice to reduce costs to clients, drafting outstanding appellate briefs, delivering effective oral arguments, and preparing and responding to petitions for higher review. They also frequently prepare amicus curiae briefs to advance the interests of clients.
Our lawyers are actively engaged in the appellate community, including serving on the Oregon State Bar's Appellate Section Executive Committee, participating in the Oregon Appellate Pro Bono Program, and attending local and national appellate seminars and conferences to stay on top of the most recent developments in the law and their application to our appellate practice.