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San Francisco, perched on the hilly terrain of Northern California, is a city that captivates with its iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and progressive spirit. Known for the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the city is surrounded by the chilly waters of the Pacific Ocean and the tranquility of the San Francisco Bay.

The city’s distinctive neighborhoods, from the historic charm of Nob Hill to the bohemian flair of the Mission District, showcase a rich tapestry of cultures and lifestyles. Fisherman’s Wharf bustles with activity, offering seafood delights and breathtaking views of Alcatraz Island.

Alamo Square’s “Painted Ladies,” a row of Victorian houses, symbolize the city’s architectural allure.

San Francisco stands as a global tech hub, home to Silicon Valley’s innovation and entrepreneurship. The city’s liberal ethos and commitment to social justice are evident in its history, from the Summer of Love in the 1960s to its ongoing advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights.

The city’s steep streets are navigated by historic cable cars, providing both transportation and a unique experience for visitors. Museums like the de Young and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art contribute to the city’s vibrant arts scene.

With its mix of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a forward-thinking mindset, San Francisco remains a beacon of creativity and progress on the West Coast.

Famous Lombard Street in San Francisco at sunrise

Gusdorff Law is a trusted San Francisco 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 Litigation

Gusdorff Appellate Law Firm boasts a dedicated team of appellate attorneys well-versed in navigating the intricacies of appellate litigation matters.

Our Expertise in Appellate Litigation

  • State and Federal Appeals: We adeptly represent clients in appellate proceedings at both state and federal levels, pursuing remedies after trial and advocating for favorable outcomes.
  • Appellate Briefs and Persuasive Arguments: Our attorneys excel in crafting compelling appellate briefs and delivering persuasive oral arguments before appellate courts.
  • Appellate Consultation: We offer strategic consultation services to trial attorneys and clients seeking guidance on potential appeals.

Personal Injury

Our firm is dedicated to providing assistance to individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of others’ negligence.

Our Comprehensive Personal Injury Practice

  • Car Accidents: We stand by individuals injured in auto accidents, including those involving negligence, reckless driving, and insurance disputes.
  • Slip and Fall: We vigorously pursue claims for injuries sustained due to hazardous conditions on others’ premises.
  • Medical Malpractice: We passionately advocate for victims of medical negligence, including surgical errors, misdiagnoses, and medication mishaps.
  • Product Liability: We hold manufacturers and distributors accountable for defective products that cause harm to consumers.
  • Wrongful Death: We provide unwavering legal support and seek compensation for families who have tragically lost loved ones due to negligence.

Premises Liability

We extend our support to individuals facing premises liability issues stemming from injuries caused by unsafe conditions on others’ properties.

Our Services in Premises Liability

  • Negligence Claims: We actively pursue claims against property owners or managers for injuries resulting from inadequate maintenance, poor security, or hazardous conditions.
  • Slip and Fall Incidents: We expertly handle cases involving injuries on premises due to slippery surfaces, uneven walkways, or insufficient warnings.
  • Inadequate Security: We passionately advocate for victims of crimes that occurred due to inadequate security measures on commercial or residential properties.

Product Liability

Our firm takes on product liability cases to ensure that consumers receive just compensation for injuries stemming from defective products.

Our Specialized Services in Product Liability

  • Defective Product Claims: We firmly hold manufacturers and distributors responsible for producing and selling products with design flaws, manufacturing defects, or inadequate warnings.
  • Strict Liability: We diligently pursue claims under the theory of strict product liability, where consumers are not required to prove negligence but must demonstrate that the product was defective and caused their injuries.

Real Estate Law

Our real estate law practice covers various facets of property and real estate transactions.

Our Extensive Real Estate Legal Services

  • Real Estate Transactions: We skillfully assist clients in buying, selling, and leasing residential and commercial properties, ensuring all legal aspects are meticulously addressed.
  • Property Disputes: We adeptly resolve disputes concerning property boundaries, ownership, and rights, including resorting to litigation when necessary.
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues: We provide valuable advice to landlords and tenants on lease agreements, eviction proceedings, and the amicable resolution of disputes.


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