Gusdorff Law P.C.

California State and Federal appellate litigation attorney

Who We Are

Gusdorff Law’s mission is helping clients hold onto their hard-fought judgments and challenge unfair adverse judgments. No two cases are the same, and Gusdorff Law’s approach to each case is tailored to fit each client’s unique needs.

Janet Gusdorff

Gusdorff Law specializes in state and federal appellate litigation throughout California, with an emphasis on plaintiffs’ personal injury and employment law. Janet Gusdorff, certified appellate law specialist (California Board of Legal Specialization) and the founder of Gusdorff Law, offers a unique perspective and approach to appellate law, having exclusively handled writs and appeals since 2006. Her combination of creative and forthright advocacy gives her clients an advantage in the appellate courts by establishing credibility and by articulating the most persuasive, though not always obvious, arguments. Gusdorff Law’s mission is helping clients hold onto their hard-fought judgments and challenge unfair adverse judgments. No two cases are the same, and Gusdorff Law’s approach to each case is tailored to fit each client’s unique needs. Additionally, Gusdorff Law offers consulting services to trial attorneys on law & motion matters. Ms. Gusdorff’s research and writing skills, as well as appellate knowledge, make her an invaluable resource for all trial lawyers.

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Appellate Experience
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What Our Clients & Colleagues Say


Have you taken a civil case to trial, only to receive an unfavorable judgment? Do you think your previous lawyer could have done something differently to help your case? Gusdorff Law specializes in appellate litigation, with over 15 years of helping people just like you fight to reverse unfavorable legal judgments. Contact our office today to schedule a case evaluation with our appellate specialists.

Whether you’re new to the appellate process or have been working in appellate law for many years, you might sometime be unsure of whether your arguments, your observance of the rather arcane rules governing appellate procedures, or your strategy are really serving the best interests of your client as well as they should be. If you’re looking to consult with a lawyer who specializes in appellate consulting, Gusdorff Law is here to help.

At Gusdorff Law, we know that employers often violate both federal and state laws regarding how employees are treated, paid, or terminated. Unfortunately, we also know that when they are challenged in court, they bring significantly more representation than the employee they are fighting, making it quite difficult for employees to succeed. We aren’t afraid of any business and are ready to fight for you in your employment dispute.

If you are unsatisfied with the ruling of the court in a personal injury case, you might have the option of appealing it, but it is important to understand that it is a challenging process, which is why you should have a Los Angeles personal injury appeals lawyer with a good understanding of personal injury appeals to represent you. Gusdorff Law is one such law firm.

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Appellate Litigation

FEHA/Labor Code 1102.5 Appellate Costs & Attorney Fees

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Appellate Litigation

When Federal Appellate Courts Certify State Law Questions

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Common Appellate Problems And How They Can Be Fixed

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Appellate Consulting

How Violating Court Orders May Affect Your Appeal

Valid court orders have to be followed – period. A party can dislike and disagree with an order. And there are various methods of relief that may be available. But if all avenues fail, the

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Appellate Consulting

Settling During The Appeal: Factors to Consider

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