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Writs & Appeals Lawyers

Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is one of the select labor and employment firms that also has extensive experience with writ petitions and appeals.

Whether the decision originates from a superior court, administrative agency, or a department of state government, Goyette, Ruano & Thompson has aggressively represented many clients in writs petitions (administrative and traditional mandate) and appeals to our state’s courts of appeal. Our California appellate lawyers have argued before district courts of appeal throughout California as well as before the Ninth Circuit. We handle appeals from virtually any imaginable trial court decision as well as administrative appeals of every kind.

What is a Writ and Appeal?

A court writ is a formal, legal document or an order from a higher court directing a person or entity such as a lower court to perform or stop some kind of action or deed. In terms of who can file a writ petition, know that any judge, court, or other entity with administrative or judicial jurisdiction can do so.

In contrast, an appeal is a formal request to a superior court to review the final judgment, order, or decision made by a court. It’s typically done in cases when the defendant believes a legal error was made in the trial by any entity, be it the attorney, judge, or another party. In addition another distinction between a writ and an appeal is that there is a limitation to a defendant making an appeal on a case to the next higher appellate body in a trial as they can do it only once. However the best part about court writs is that a defendant may file multiple writs in one trial.

Types of Writs

A writ is a common legal document and is issued after a judgment has been given. It allows the concerned people in a suit to carry out the judgment. Writs are of many types as they can take the form of a writ of habeas corpus, summons, warrant, writ of execution, or order. However the two most common types of writs are subpoenas and warrants.

Why Choose Goyette, Ruano & Thompson?

Goyette, Ruano & Thompson has some of the most renowned writs and appeals attorneys in Sacramento with extensive knowledge in administrative law and disciplinary hearings before city, county, and state administrative tribunals. As such, Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is a natural choice for those who have received unfair decisions from these entities and refuse to take “no” for an answer.

Our clients include a wide array of licensed professionals of every conceivable type, including medical professionals, nurses, EMTs and paramedics. With some of the best appeal lawyers in California, Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is the preeminent firm defending law enforcement personnel and firefighters statewide, we handle specialized appeals involving denials of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits for honorably retired peace officers and appeals involving industrial disability retirement benefits.

Seek Expert Legal Counsel & Service

Employee associations and unions already look to Goyette, Ruano & Thompson for our expertise in pursuing and obtaining writs of mandate and appellate victories. We are proud of our track record in our writs and appeals division and have achieved several notable victories and positive outcomes for our clients. Administrative mandamus or appellate work requires the expertise of an attorney who has represented clients in numerous administrative cases, regularly files appeals, and can spot reversible error in the record below. A writ petition or appeal is not a trial “do-over” but a careful review of the record to spot legal error that can justify overturning the outcome of the trial below. If you or someone you know is considering filing a petition for writ of mandate, appealing an adverse license decision, or appealing an adverse action from a state, county, or city agency, then please contact Goyette, Ruano & Thompson. Are you ready to consult our writs and appeals attorneys in Sacramento? Consultations are always free.

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