Appellate Law


Hart Wagner’s appellate group is recognized as among the best in the region.  Our appellate attorneys have helped shape and define law and procedure in Oregon and within the Ninth Circuit.  We know how the appellate process works, and how to use it to our clients’ advantage.

We have handled hundreds of appeals, on a diverse array of issues, including constitutional law; statutory and common-law torts; employment; professional liability; business disputes; trust disputes; medical and legal malpractice; shareholder disputes; securities; director/officer liability; contracts; product liability; insurance; intellectual property; real estate; environmental law; and complex procedural matters.

All of our appellate law attorneys possess extensive, first-hand appellate experience.  We regularly brief and argue cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have appeared in other federal circuits and the United States Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies.  We often are asked to analyze complex legal and procedural matters when litigation first begins, to shape litigation for eventual motion practice and appeal.