Our appellate team at ADAMS | STIRLING has made significant contributions to California’s community association case law. Our lawyers are experienced in:
  • Preparing and filing appellant and respondent briefs in the California Courts of Appeal;
  • Preparing and filing petitions for review to the California Supreme Court;
  • Filing writs with the Courts of Appeal;
  • Effective appellate oral argument;
  • Filing amicus briefs on behalf of Community Associations Institute;
  • Submitting amicus letters to the California Supreme Court supporting and opposing petitions for review; and
  • Submitting letters seeking publication of important cases governing community associations.

Laurie Poole, Chair of our Appellate Department, was appellate counsel in Quail Lakes v. Kozina (2012), trial and appellate counsel in Mission Shores v. Phiel (2008), and trial counsel in Fourth La Costa v. Seith (2008). The firm was also appellate and/or trial counsel in Watts v. Oak Shores (2015), Wittenberg v. Beachwalk (2013), and Ritter v. Churchill (2008).

Ms. Poole also serves on the Amicus Review Committee for CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Laurie has successfully requested publication of nine valuable California Appellate Court cases for community associations.

Even if ADAMS | STIRLING is not your trial court counsel, Ms. Poole and her team can perform your community’s appellate and supreme court work.

NOTE: The windows for appeals and Supreme Court petitions are very small. If your association was recently involved in an adverse superior court or appellate decision, quickly CONTACT US for an evaluation.