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Russell James Hanlon

Russell James Hanlon

Law Offices of Russell J. Hanlon
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • California
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My law practice is devoted almost exclusively to appeals and writ proceedings in civil cases. Although I can handle an appeal in any California state or federal appellate court, my law practice has focused upon appeals in the state Sixth District Court of Appeal in San Jose. The Pacific Law Journal published three of my articles on the Sixth District. In each article, I analyzed the court’s published opinions in civil cases over a three-year period. Also, as a past chair of the Appellate Courts Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, I had the honor to introduce at bar luncheons five Sixth District justices, two of whom still serve on the court. I have argued more civil appeals before the Sixth District than almost any other attorney. Among attorneys in the San Jose area, I have the rare distinction of being both a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a State Bar certified specialist in appellate law.

Yale Law School
J.D. (1982)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1974) | Psychology
Honors: High honors and high distinction
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Russell J. Hanlon
- Current
Articles & Publications
From the Agliano Era into the Cottle Era: A Review of the Opinions of the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District in Civil Cases Decided in 1991 Through 1993,
26 Pac. L.J. 1
The California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District: A Review of the Court’s Opinions in Civil Cases Decided in 1988 Through 1990
22 Pac. L.J. 1057
Emerging Trends in California Jurisprudence: The First Three Years of the Sixth District Court of Appeal
20 Pac. L.J. 1067
Certified Specialist in Appellate Law
State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization
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10.0 rating
Super Lawyer in Appellate Law
Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine
Award given to me every year between 2005-2018 by vote of peers
Professional Associations
California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
- Current
California State Bar # 104503
- Current
State Bar Committee on Appellate Courts
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Chair, Appellate Courts Section
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
  • Free Consultation
    I offer every new client a fee initial consultation of up to two hours.
Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
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111 North Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 975-7777
Fax: (408) 490-2943