Appellate Law

Pollak, Vida & Barer handles a large volume of appeals for its insurance and public entity clientele. It serves as appellate counsel to Los Angeles County as well as several cities. Members of the firm have more than 30 published opinions to their credit in the District Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Daniel P. Barer oversees the firm's appellate practice. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a Specialist in Appellate Law.

Recent published insurance cases:Cassim v. Allstate Ins. Co .(2004) 33 Cal.4th 780; Quintana v. Gibson (2003) 113 Cal.App.4th 89; Mercado v. Allstate (9th Cir. 2003) 340 F.3d 824; Monteleone v. Allstate (1996) 51 Cal.App.4th 509; Berry v. Commercial Union Ins. Co. (1996) 87 F.3d 387; Austin v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 1812; Utley v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 815; and Chamberlain v. Allstate Ins. Co. (9th Cir. 1991) 931 F.2d 1361.

Recent published governmental law cases: Silverbrand v. County of Los Angeles (2009) 46 Cal.4th 106; Roberts v. County of Los Angeles (2009) _Cal.App.4th_, 96 Cal.Rptr.3d 60; Ovando v. County of Los Angeles (2008) 159 Cal.App.4th 42; Lockhart v. County of Los Angeles (2007) 155 Cal.App.4th 289; SprintPCS Assets, L.L.C. v. City of Palos Verdes Estates (9th Cir. 2007) 487 F.3d 694; Paniagua v. Orange County Fire Authority (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 83; Gillan v. City of San Marino (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 1033; Morgan v. City of Chino (2004) 115 Cal.App.4th 1192; Eastburn v. Regional Fire Protection Authority (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1175; DeGrassi v. Cook (2002) 29 Cal.4th 333; Zelig v. County of Los Angeles (2002) 27 Cal.4th 1112, 2002 Cal. LEXIS 3270; Truck Ins. Exchange v. County of Los Angeles (2002) 95 Cal.App.4th 13; Glendale Memorial Hospital v. Dept. of Mental Health (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 129; Cornette v. Dept. of Trans. (2001) 26 Cal.4th 63; LeVine v. Weis (LeVine II) (2001) 90 Cal.App.4th 201; DeGrassi v. City of Glendora (9th Cir. 2000) 207 F.3d 636; Kobzoff v. County of Los Angeles (1998) 19 Cal.4th 851; Garcia v. Superior Court ( County of Los Angeles) (1996) 42 Cal.App.4th 177; and Martin v. County of Los Angeles (1996) 51 Cal.App.4th 688.

Other recent published cases:  Luna v. Vela (2008) 169 Cal.App.4th 102; Olsen v. Reid (2008) 164 Cal.App.4th 200;  Ytuarte v. Superior Court (Kashini) (2005) 129 Cal.App.4th 266; Pitzen v.Superior Court (Garcia) (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 1374.

 



CONTACTS:Daniel P. Barer