Gerald Clausen

Gerald Clausen

Jerry Clausen is a plaintiff-side appellate lawyer specializing in tort, insurance, and employment law, with an emphasis in public entity liability law.

Articles written by this author:

The trial lawyer as appellate lawyer

If you must handle an appeal yourself, we present a short list of pointers

Gerald Clausen

2012 December


Obtaining review of discovery rulings

Commonly the only chance for correcting an erroneous discovery order is by writ of mandamus or prohibition

Gerald Clausen

2013 December


Identifying procedural defects in an appellant’s arguments

How to prevent an egregious reversal when you are the respondent

Gerald Clausen

2014 December


Interlocutory review: Getting the trial judge to endorse your writ

Under CCP section 166.1, the cache of the trial court can help get your writ into the six percent of civil writs that actually get reviewed

Gerald Clausen

2015 December


Don’t let your motion for new trial sink a potential for appeal

Don’t let your motion for new trial sink a potential for appeal

The motion for new trial can save tremendous time and expense, but some missteps can doom the appeal

Gerald Clausen

2016 December