Appellate

Stoll Berne has a strong team of appellate attorneys who provide expert advice to clients when their litigation is appealed. The firm's attorneys have appeared before, and established law in, the United States Supreme Court, several federal circuit courts of appeal and the Oregon appellate courts.  We are recognized by Oregon Super LawyersBest Lawyers of America and others for our outstanding appellate practice.

Our attorneys have successfully preserved major jury verdicts and overturned erroneous trial court rulings. The firm includes a number of attorneys who have clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals. These attorneys are available to advise on pending litigation or take referred appeals from clients or trial counsel who need appellate assistance.  Read more about our cases.

OUR TEAM:

Mark Friel is a trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on securities, alternative dispute resolution, business litigation, class actions, unfair competition/ trade secrets/ noncompete agreements, consumer law, and antitrust.  He has worked on appellate matters in the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Third, Fifth, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.  He is a member of the Amicus Committee of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Appellate Section.

Steven Berman has briefed and/or argued appellate matters before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Keith Dubanevich is a trial and appellate lawyer with over 25 years of experience in more than a dozen different jurisdictions around the country. Keith has successfully handled appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and numerous state appellate courts including the Supreme Courts of Oregon and Texas.

Nadia Dahab is an Associate in the firm's litigation group.  Her practice focuses on both trial and appellate advocacy, matters relating to complex business disputes, contract disputes, and securities fraud.  Nadia has an extensive background working in the state and federal appellate courts, and therefore joined Stoll Berne with particular expertise and insight in appellate matters.  Before joining us, Nadia clerked for the Honorable Rives Kistler on the Oregon Supreme Court, the Honorable Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Susan P. Graber, also of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Joshua Ross has drafted briefs and argued before Oregon's appellate courts.  On appeal to the Supreme Court, Josh helped establish the "fraud on the market" doctrine under the Oregon Securities Laws.  Josh's appellate work also successfully reversed a trial court ruling dismissing a multi-million dollar claim against a national insurance brokerage firm.  Prior to joining Stoll Berne, Josh clerked for former Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge Rick Haselton.