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published federal court cases


  • Hiken v. Dep’t of Defense, 836 F.3d 1037 (9th Cir. 2016)

    • (obtained reversal in statutory attorney fees case and won fees on appeal) view the decision


  • Wige v. City of Los Angeles, 713 F.3d 1183 (9th Cir. 2013)

    • (obtained reversal allowing wrongfully arrested defendant to sue for civil rights violations) view the decision

  • Hiken v. Dep’t of Defense, 521 F.Supp.2d 1047 (N.D. Cal. 2007)

    • (obtained order for release of documents in Freedom of Information Act case) view the decision


published Arizona appellate cases


  • Arizona Public Integrity Alliance v. Fontes, CV-20-0253-PR, 2020 WL 6495178, --- P.3d --- (Ariz. Nov. 5, 2020)

    • (briefing on behalf of plaintiff, obtained reversal of trial court ruling denying injunction; Supreme Court enjoined Maricopa County election official from including in early-voting ballot packets an instruction not authorized by statute and concluded that plaintiffs satisfied preliminary injunction standards) view the decision

  • Lunney v State of Arizona, 244 Ariz. 170 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2017)

    • (briefing on behalf of Arizona Attorney Julio Zapata, obtained decision requiring Arizona public agencies to query electronic databases in public records searches and that police officers' personal cell phones used for work purposes may create public records) view the decision


unpublished appellate cases

  • ADV Productions., LLC v. Powell, No. 1 CA-SA 17-0023 (Ariz. Ct. App. filed Jan. 30, 2017)

    • (filing of special action led to favorable rulings by trial judge)

  • Keating v. Superior Court, No. F071491, (Cal. Ct. App. August 13, 2015)

    • (court granted stay on appeal in response to petition for writ of supersedeas)


  • Nefas v. DeMulle, No. B252977, 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 1861 (Cal. Ct. App. March 17, 2015)

    • (obtained full affirmance and costs)


  • Mendoza v. Superior Court, No. 1 CA-SA 13-0268 (Ariz. Ct. App. filed Oct. 10, 2013)

    • (filing of special action led to settlement favorable to petitioner)


  • In re Yassin, No. B205958, 2010 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 9722 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 8, 2010)

    • (obtained full affirmance and costs) (review denied, In re Yassin & Aboutaleb, S189909, 2011 Cal. Lexis 1925 (Cal. Feb. 23, 2011))


  • In re Elgammal, No. B205957, 2010 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 9716 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 8, 2010)

    • (obtained full affirmance and costs) (review denied, In re Elgammal, S189917, 2011 Cal. Lexis 2056 (Cal. Feb. 23, 2011))


  • In re Hand, No. B188184, 2008 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 589 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 24, 2008)

    • (obtained partial reversal)


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