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Supreme Court Law Clerk, 1994-2023

Jason Marks received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Jason spent more than 25 years serving as a law clerk and Head of Chambers for Justices of the California Supreme Court, where he examined petitions for review and recommended grants or denials. He also read briefs on the merits, observed oral arguments, and helped the Justices draft their opinions.

Jason Marks

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Myron Moskovitz served as a law clerk to Justice Raymond E. Peters of the California Supreme Court. Myron is the author of Winning An Appeal (Carolina Academic Press, 5th ed.) and Strategies On Appeal (CEB 2022). He has handled and consulted on hundreds of appeals in both state and federal courts. Moskovitz received his J.D. from Berkeley Law, where he was on the Law Review and received the Order of the Coif.

Myron Moskovitz

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David Kaiser served as a California Supreme Court staff attorney for eleven years. Earlier in his career, he received a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and his JD from Hastings, where he was Articles Editor of the Hastings Law Review. David worked as a litigator for Bingham McCutchen, LLP. David has also worked in the federal district court, the superior court, and the California Judicial Council.

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Our California Supreme Court Unit consists of attorneys who have served as law clerks and research attorneys on the California Supreme Court. We are intimately familiar with the Court's internal procedures, how the Justices look at cases, and – in particular – what is likely to get the Justices to grant a petition for review.

The Court grants less than 3% of all petitions for review. (Overall, your kid has a better chance of getting into Stanford or Harvard than you have of getting your petition for review granted.)

We can help you with that in two crucial ways.

First, we evaluate your case to determine whether you have a reasonable chance of squeezing into that 3%. If you don't, we tell you, so you can save your client the expense and anxiety of another losing battle.

If we believe you have a reasonable chance, we help you strategize. Being “right” (i.e., showing that the Court of Appeal got it wrong) is not enough. Our extensive experience with the Supreme Court's processes can make a difference.

If the Court grants review, we can help you draft your briefs on the merits and prepare you for oral argument. Or, if you prefer, we can take over these tasks ourselves.

To discuss your case, give us a call.

See Mr. Moskovitz argue a case to the California Supreme Court: