Joe Hearst

Joseph A. Hearst

Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Named to "The Best Lawyers In America, 2009-2012"
Named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in 2009-2012, and 2005-2006 by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazines


I have specialized for more than 25 years in civil appeals and writs and complex motions. I have filed briefs and argued cases in all appellate courts in California, in the United States Supreme Court and several Federal Circuits, including the First, Sixth and Ninth Circuits and the Federal Circuit. These appeals have covered such diverse topics as trademark and other intellectual property, disability rights litigation, patent disputes, real estate, business disputes, insurance coverage, California anti-SLAPP law, defamation and other First Amendment issues, banking and securities law, torts, criminal cases and more. In addition, I have extensive trial experience (including two plaintiff’s cases tried to a jury resulting in verdicts larger than $1 million) and offer expertise in writing complex motions, such as motions for summary judgment.

If you need appellate expertise, have questions about appeals or writs, or need a top-notch writer to handle dispositive, “bet the company” motions at the trial level, contact me.

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