GMSR partner Alana Rotter is a go-to lawyer for appeals and writ petitions in many fields. Clients and trial lawyers seek her out for her clear writing, thorough research, and efficiency. Alana respects client relationships, and is adept at working hand-in-hand with trial lawyers. Her substantive experience includes trusts and probate, profit participation and other contract disputes, employment claims, and issues facing public entities.
Alana helps clients—both plaintiffs and defendants—defend victories and reverse adverse rulings in the California appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit. She excels at developing new legal arguments, drafting incisive briefs and writ petitions that resonate with appellate judges, and honing drafts prepared by trial counsel. Clients also hire Alana to provide guidance in the trial court, where she assists with dispositive motions and issue preservation. Such early interventions by a leading appellate lawyer can be critical to appellate success.