John Toby Schreiber

John Toby Schreiber

Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of Calif. Bd. of Specialization
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • California
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Summary

I assist clients and/or their trial counsel in California's appellate courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. I am a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I am one of about 300 certified specialists in this practice area in the State of California.

Recent statistics published by California's Judicial Council show that civil appeals are reversed less than 20% of the time. When I represent an appellant, over the course of almost 30 years of handling civil appeals my reversal rate is 3 times that.

For almost 30 years, and from March 1993 to the present exclusively, I have handled civil appeals in a wide variety of issues, including administrative, business, real estate, family law, personal injury, probate, and procedural issues. I also help clients and trial counsel preserve or create a record on appeal by appropriate pre- or post-trial motions. In addition to California's state appellate courts, I am also admitted to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1986)
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Honors: Associate Editor, Santa Clara Law Review Law Review Comment published, 26 Santa Clara Law Rev. 643 (1986)
Brandeis University
B.A | Politics
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Honors: Cum Laude, Politics
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of John T. Schreiber
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
"Traps for the Unwary: The Process from Tentative Decision to Notice of Appeal in Court Trials"
THE VERDICT, a publication of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association
"Standards of Review: The Lens through which to Evaluate and Argue any Appeal"
THE VERDICT, a publication of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association, Summer 2012
"Preserving Appellate Review of Trial Court Exclusion of Evidence"
THE VERDICT, a publication of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association
Speaking Engagements
“Tales from the Appellate Bench”, State Bar Convention, Monterey, CA
State Bar of California
Moderated a panel with Presiding Justice Scotland of the Third District Court of Appeal, Justice Zelon of the Second District Court of Appeal, and Richard McAdams of the Sixth District Court of Appeal on what appellate courts look for and dangers in the appellate process, from preserving the record through oral argument
“Timeline between Verdict or Intended Decision and Notice of Appeal”, Pleasanton, CA
Eastern Alameda County Bar Association
Discussed the procedural requirements and traps involved in the preservation of issues for appeal and deadlines for filing post-trial motions and deadlines for filing notice of appeal.
Certifications
Certified Specialist in Appellate Law
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Northern California Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Northern California Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Northern California Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Northern California Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Northern California Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Peer-evaluated recognition given to top 5% of attorneys in named region.
Northern California Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Peer-evaluated recognition given to top 5% of attorneys in region.
Northern California Super Lawyer
Law & Politics Magazine
Peer-evaluated recognition given to top 5% of attorneys in named region.
Northern California Super Lawyer
Law & Politics Magazine
Peer-evaluated recognition given to top 5% of attorneys in region.
Northern California Super Lawyer
Law & Poliitics Magazine
Peer-evaluated recognition given to top 5% of attorneys in region.
Northern California Super Lawyer
Law & Politics Magazine
Peer-evaluated recognition given to top 5% of attorneys in region.
Professional Associations
ACCTLA Board of Governors
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 131947
Member
- Current
State Bar of California Committee on Appellate Courts
Member of Committee
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Appellate Section Leader
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Activities: Program Director, Appellate Section 1993-1995, President, Appellate Section, 1995-1996, 2000-2003, Director, 2003 to 2010; member, Membership, Educational Committee, 1995-2003.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard
  • Contingent Fees
    I will only accept contingent fees if I represent the respondent on appeal and the appellant has posted a sufficient bond to stay the judgment (usually 1.5 times the amount of the judgment). In that instance I would be willing to accept my fee from payment from satisfaction of the judgment, either directly from the Appellant or from payment on the bond.
Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
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Websites & Blogs
Website
www.schreiberappeals.com
Contact & Map
Law Offices of John T. Schreiber
1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
USA
Telephone: (925) 472-6620
Fax: (707) 361-5629