Appellate Law, Writs & Appeals
Tom has been handling civil and criminal appeals in California, Oregon and New York for 25 years, and he has been certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. After beginning his law practice in California in 1985, Tom won the first case he ever handled as a lawyer in the United States Supreme Court. Since that time, he has had dozens of published opinions to his credit from the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal. No one is better able to make certain your right to a fair trial is validated on appeal.
If the time for your appeal has passed and your right to appellate review in the form of an appeal is gone, or if your appeal was unsuccessful, you may still be entitled to some sort of collateral relief from the courts by way of a petition for one of a number of different types of "writs." Writs provide an opportunity for extraordinary relief that is generally not dependent on the disposition of your appeal.
For instance, even if you were convicted by a jury after trial, you may qualify for a writ of habeas corpus if you are being imprisoned in violation of your constitutional rights. If the facts upon which you pled or were found guilty are different from what was proven in court, you may have a right to a writ of coram nobis or coram vobis.
If you have recently been convicted of a crime and you need a lawyer to handle your appeal, Tom Dunn is one of the finest appellate lawyers in Southern California and is available to assist you. Tom has handled hundreds of civil, criminal and juvenile cases in the appellate courts, as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and as an attorney for the appellate court itself. Few lawyers know the appellate process better than he does, and no one is better equipped to advise you or to handle your case on appeal.
Again, Tom Dunn has years of experience in handling and writing about these writs, and no one is better able to provide you the assistance and direction that you need.
If a remedy for your problem exists, Tom Dunn can help you determine what it is and the best way to handle it.
If you have questions about the appellate process or you need a lawyer to assist you with a writ or appeal, call The Law Offices of E. Thomas Dunn, Jr. today. Tom is waiting to help you.