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Herb Fox

is a Lawyer in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Phone (800) 988-4807

Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Civil Appeals
  • Writs
  • Appellate Practice
  • Appeals
  • Administrative Writs
  • Civil Litigation

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 15 W. Carrillo Street, Suite 211
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone (800) 988-4807
Fax: (805) 899-2121
Website www.foxappeals.com
www.losangelesappeals.com
www.orangecountyappeals.com
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5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1986, California; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
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EducationCity College of the City University of New York, B.A.; Golden Gate University, J.D.
Birth InformationNew York, N.Y., August 7, 1954
Associations & MembershipsLos Angeles County (Member, Appellate Courts Committee), Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and American (Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Conference of Delegates).
CertificationsAn Appellate Law Specialist
Named a 2009 Southern California Super Lawyer©
Certified by the State Bar of California
Reported CasesRice v. Clark (2002) 28 Cal.4th 89

Estate of Griswold (2001) 25 Cal.4th 904

Parks v. Safeco Insurance Co. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 992

Reyes v. Van Elk Ltd., Inc. (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 604

Kleveland v. Chicago Title Insurance Co. (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 761

Violante v. Communities Southwest Development and Construction Company (2006) 138 Cal.App.4th 972

Parker v. McCaw (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1494

Ocean View HOA v. Montecito Water District (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th 396

Marriage of Bryant (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 789

Huijers v. Demarais (1992) 11 Cal.App.4th 676
PublicationsChutzpah on Review (June 2010)

The De Novo and Independent Judgment Standards of Review (May 2010)*

How Long, How Long? (January 2010)

The Walls of Moncharsh Keep Tumbling Down (October 2009)

Risky Reliance on Clerk?s Erroneous Advice
Santa Barbara Lawyer (February 2009)

The Sound of One Juror Clapping? Verdict Affirmed!
Santa Barbara Lawyer (September, 2008)
Reviewing Standards of Review
Santa Barbara Lawyer (July 2008)

Fighting Fees in Probate Court
Santa Barbara Lawyer (June 2008)

Blessed Be the Anti-Slapp Motion
Santa Barbara Lawyer (March 2008)

Jurisdictional Default
Santa Barbara Lawyer (February 2007)

How to Create Reversible Error Without Trying
Santa Barbara Lawyer (December 2006)

Writs, Prayers and Appellate Facts and Figures
Santa Barbara Lawyer (July 2006)

No Fishing Zone for Non-Custodial Parent
Santa Barbara Lawyer (March 2006)
Cute Appellate Maneuvers Bite Back
Santa Barbara Lawyer (February 2006)

Ninth Circuit Tidbits from Those in the Know
Santa Barbara Lawyer (December 2005)

Appellate Counsel: Use 'Em Or Lose 'Em
Santa Barbara Lawyer (December 2004)

When Does a Non-Appealable Order Gain Appeal?
Santa Barbara Lawyer (March 2005)

What The Court Needs To Know About Your Appeal
Santa Barbara Lawyer (June 2004)

When is a Writ Worthy? Lawyers are Dying to Know
Santa Barbara Lawyer (April 2002)
Additional Bio DetailsHerb Fox is an AV-rated(1) Appellate Law Specialist with over 20 years of appellate and civil litigation experience.

Following a career as a print and radio journalist and political consultant, Herb Fox obtained his law degree in 1986.

Upon passing the California Bar Exam that same year, Herb was hired as a senior research attorney (law clerk) for the Hon. Justice Arthur Gilbert of the California Court of Appeal (Second District, Division Six).

During his three years at the Court of Appeal, Herb learned appellate law from the inside-out, helping Justice Gilbert render opinions on nearly 120 appeals in cases ranging from adoption to zoning. Herb left the Court of Appeal in 1990 to gain hands-on civil litigation and trial experience, and in 1996 he founded his own law firm in Santa Barbara.

In 1998 the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization certified Herb as an Appellate Law Specialist, a distinction shared by only 240 attorneys statewide.

His practice is devoted almost exclusively to civil appeals and writs in the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court, and in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal.

Herb has been attorney of record in nearly 130 state and federal appeals and appellate writ proceedings (including two at the California Supreme Court), and has appeared in scores of appellate court oral arguments. Ten of his cases have resulted in published opinions. Herb has also consulted with clients and attorneys on appellate law issues arising in hundreds of other cases.

As an adjunct to his law practice, Herb writes a monthly column on appellate law for Santa Barbara Lawyer, and his articles on appellate law have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Santa Barbara News-Press.

Herb frequently lectures to attorneys on appellate law issues and has appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Barbara Small Claims Court and as an arbitrator in attorney-client fee disputes for the Santa Barbara County Bar Association.

Herb is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, the Appellate Courts Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura County Bar Associations.

He has obtained the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethics by his peers (AV) and has been named by Lexis-Nexis to the Bar Register of Distinguished Attorneys
Following a career as a print and radio journalist and political consultant, Herb Fox obtained his law degree in 1986.

Upon passing the California Bar Exam that same year, Herb was hired as a senior research attorney (law clerk) for the Hon. Justice Arthur Gilbert of the California Court of Appeal (Second District, Division Six).

During his three years at the Court of Appeal, Herb learned appellate law from the inside-out, helping Justice Gilbert render opinions on nearly 120 appeals in cases ranging from adoption to zoning. Herb left the Court of Appeal in 1990 to gain hands-on civil litigation and trial experience, and in 1996 he founded his own law firm in Santa Barbara.

In 1998 the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization certified Herb as an Appellate Law Specialist, a distinction shared by only 240 attorneys statewide.

His practice is devoted almost exclusively to civil appeals and writs in the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court, and in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal.

Herb has been attorney of record in nearly 130 state and federal appeals and appellate writ proceedings (including two at the California Supreme Court), and has appeared in scores of appellate court oral arguments. Ten of his cases have resulted in published opinions. Herb has also consulted with clients and attorneys on appellate law issues arising in hundreds of other cases.

As an adjunct to his law practice, Herb writes a monthly column on appellate law for Santa Barbara Lawyer, and his articles on appellate law have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Santa Barbara News-Press.

Herb frequently lectures to attorneys on appellate law issues and has appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Barbara Small Claims Court and as an arbitrator in attorney-client fee disputes for the Santa Barbara County Bar Association.

Herb is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, the Appellate Courts Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura County Bar Associations.

He has obtained the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethics by his peers (AV) and has been named by Lexis-Nexis to the Bar Register of Distinguished Attorneys
In 2009, Herb was named a Southern California Super Lawyer©

Office Information

Herb Fox
15 W. Carrillo Street, Suite 211
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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