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Over the years, Morris Polich & Purdy LLP has earned a distinguished reputation in appellate advocacy.

MPP has 126 published appellate opinions. Eight are landmark decisions from the California Supreme Court.

Our appellate practice follows a collaborative procedure. Strategies are vetted at roundtable discussions by each attorney involved in the appeal. It's a process that works.

It is this kind of experience and expertise that leads general counsels and other law firms to turn to MPP for their appellate matters.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

A California Court Finds That Payments for an Attorney’s Time Fees Are Not “Attorney Fees” but “Costs and Expenses”?
Summer L. Nastich, November 24, 2014
In Otay Ranch v. County of San Diego, (2014) 230 Cal.App.4th 60, the court of appeals affirmed a trial court’s award of $44,621.28 in costs and expenses to a County related to preparation of the administrative record in a CEQA appeal. The petitioner in the CEQA action, who now had to pay the...

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Privacy Action Against Zynga and Facebook
, July 17, 2014
On May 8, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to plaintiffs alleging privacy violations by Facebook and Zynga Game Network (a social gaming company). In In re: Zynga Privacy Litigation, 750 F.3d 1098 (9th Cir. 2014), the court upheld the dismissal of a purported class action in...

Fifth Circuit Decision Limits State and Local Governments’ Abilities to Regulate Offshore Drilling Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf
J. Scott Miller, April 21, 2014
A new Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision effectively limits the ability of states and local governments to regulate offshore drilling and mineral extraction operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). According to the Fifth Circuit, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of...

Guilty by Association: District Court Assesses Attorneys’ Fees on Defendant Not Found to be Responsible for Violating
Christopher W. Smith, April 16, 2014
After all but one of the defendants in the case of National Exchange Bank and Trust v. Petro - Chemical Systems, Inc. (" NEBAT "), 20 14 WL 1089589 (E.D. Wis. March 19, 2014) had been found liable for violations of Section 6972(a)(1)(B) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act...