Writs & Appeals

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle's writs and appeals practice includes writs and appeals to the State and Federal Courts in criminal and civil cases, including complex capital litigation, writs of mandamus and prohibition, writs of habeas corpus, writs of coram nobis and vobis, direct appeals, motions for new trial, writs of administrative mandamus and  2255 motions. 

Partner Stephen K. Dunkle is an Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. 
We are licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in the State of California, including the District Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court and all federal courts in the state, including the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Published appellate opinions include:
Satele v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (2019) 7 Cal.5th 852
In re Lewis (2018) 4 Cal.5th 1185
George v. Morris, 736 F.2d 829 (9th Cir. 2013) 
People v. Hirata (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 1499 
People v. Jackson (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 1009 
People v. Sherwin (2000) 82 Cal.App.4th 1404
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