Noreen Evans is one of the premier appellate lawyers in Northern California.


She is a Certified Appellate Specialist with over three decades of experience in a wide range of legal matters in civil litigation, writs and appeals. 


Noreen spent a decade in the California State Legislature, making her a uniquely qualified advocate to present your case.


She is admitted in state, federal, and tax courts, including the Ninth District and the United States Supreme Court. She handles matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), family law, probate matters, and more.

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Is your case ready for appeal?

The appellant has a heavy burden on appeal.  Its like being up to bat with two strikes, three balls, two outs and a runner on third.The appellate court is charged with upholding the trial judge's decision if at all possible and the appellate court indulges in numerous inferences and presumptions.

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- Read Inferences, Presumptions & Burdens on Appeal

Before filing a Notice of Appeal, you must first determine whether your order or judgment is appealable. Without an appealable order, the Court of Appeal may lack jurisdiction to hear your case. Code of Civil Procedure sec. 904.1 lists the orders and judgments made appealable by statute. But, it isn't always that clear and an experienced appellate attorney may be needed to determine appealability.


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Posted by Sonia
June 28, 2019

I have consulted with and hired Ms. Evans on many occasions over recent years. She has always been extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with the issues I have brought to her, being willing to answer any questions I asked. Ms. Evans also won a significant CEQA case for a neighborhood group I am a member of, with far reaching local effects we are still discovering.

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