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Gusdorff Law is a trusted Irvine appellate litigation law firm focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury appeals and on employment law. Our mission is to help clients defend hard-fought judgements and challenge unfair rulings. No two cases are the same, so our approach is tailored to fit each client’s unique needs.

Janet Gusdorff, the founder of Gusdorff Law, is a certified appellate law specialist (California Board of Legal Specialization). She has exclusively handled writs and appeals since 2006. Additionally, Gusdorff Law offers consulting services to trial attorneys on law & motion matters.

If you lost a civil lawsuit and want to appeal, or if you need to fight the defense’s appeal, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Appellate Legal Expertise

The Gusdorff Appellate Law Firm prides itself on a seasoned team of appellate attorneys who specialize in skillfully navigating the complexities of appellate litigation.

Our Comprehensive Appellate Services

  • State and Federal Appeals: Our attorneys represent clients in appellate proceedings at both state and federal levels, relentlessly pursuing remedies after trial and advocating for favorable outcomes. We handle cases involving civil, criminal, and administrative appeals.
  • Appellate Documentation and Persuasive Advocacy: We excel in crafting compelling appellate documents and delivering persuasive verbal presentations before appellate courts. Our proficiency extends across diverse legal domains, including constitutional law, environmental regulations, and intellectual property matters.
  • Strategic Appellate Advisory: In addition to courtroom representation, we provide strategic advisory services to trial attorneys and clients seeking counsel on potential appeals. Our consultations encompass comprehensive case evaluations, the formulation of appellate strategies, and guidance on pre-appeal negotiations.

Comprehensive Advocacy for Personal Injury

Our firm is dedicated to offering steadfast support to individuals who have sustained injuries due to the negligence of others.

Our Extensive Personal Injury Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Incidents: We stand alongside individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents, including cases involving negligence, reckless driving, and insurance disputes. Our services cover accidents involving motorcycles, trucks, and pedestrians, ensuring comprehensive representation.
  • Incidents of Slips and Falls: We tenaciously pursue claims for injuries resulting from perilous conditions on others’ premises, which may include hazards related to ice and snow, structural deficiencies, and inadequate lighting.
  • Medical Negligence: We ardently advocate for victims of medical malpractice, encompassing surgical mishaps, diagnostic errors, medication irregularities, and maltreatment in nursing homes.
  • Product Liability: Our expertise extends to holding manufacturers and distributors accountable for flawed products causing harm to consumers. This encompasses defective pharmaceuticals, flawed automotive components, and unsafe consumer goods.
  • Wrongful Demise: In cases of profound loss due to negligence, we provide compassionate legal support and vigorously seek compensation for families affected by wrongful deaths, including fatal accidents, medical malpractice leading to fatality, and workplace fatalities.

Resolving Premises Liability Challenges

We are dedicated to assisting individuals grappling with premises liability challenges arising from injuries caused by unsafe conditions on others’ properties.

Our Services in Premises Liability

  • Negligence Allegations: We actively pursue allegations against property owners or managers for injuries stemming from inadequate upkeep, lax security measures, or hazardous conditions. This includes instances involving dog attacks, swimming pool mishaps, and elevator malfunctions.
  • Incidents of Slips and Falls: Our expertise extends to handling cases involving injuries on premises due to slippery surfaces, uneven walkways, inadequate warnings, and accidents within commercial establishments, hotels, and apartment complexes.
  • Addressing Inadequate Security: We ardently advocate for victims of crimes resulting from insufficient security measures on commercial or residential properties, including instances of assault, burglary, and muggings.

Product Liability Representation

Our firm specializes in advocating for clients in product liability cases, ensuring equitable compensation for injuries stemming from faulty products.

Our Specialized Services in Product Liability

  • Claims for Defective Products: We firmly hold manufacturers and distributors responsible for producing and marketing products with design flaws, manufacturing defects, insufficient warnings, and hazardous materials. Our experience spans diverse industries such as electronics, toys, and industrial equipment.
  • Pursuing Strict Liability: We diligently pursue claims under the doctrine of strict product liability, where consumers are not required to prove negligence but must demonstrate that the product was flawed and directly caused their injuries. This encompasses cases related to foodborne illnesses, chemical exposures, and defective medical devices.

Mastery in Real Estate Law

Our legal practice in real estate law encompasses various aspects of property and real estate transactions.

Our Comprehensive Real Estate Legal Offerings

  • Real Estate Transactions: We adeptly assist clients in the acquisition, sale, and leasing of residential and commercial properties, ensuring meticulous attention to all legal facets. Our services include due diligence assessments, contract negotiations, and facilitating closings.
  • Resolution of Property Disputes: We skillfully mediate disputes concerning property boundaries, ownership, and property rights, including resorting to litigation when necessary. Our expertise encompasses boundary disputes, easement negotiations, and zoning conflicts.
  • Landlord-Tenant Affairs: We offer invaluable guidance to both landlords and tenants on lease agreements, eviction proceedings, and amicable dispute resolution. Our services extend to managing disputes related to residential and commercial leases, lease drafting, and compliance with rent control regulations.


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