Amicus Briefs
CAOC's Amicus Curiae Program is a critical part of our advocacy work. The program is a positive influence on the development of case law in a way that helps all Californians.

CAOC's Amicus Curiae Committee is comprised of some of the top appellate attorneys in the Plaintiff's bar.  Our well written briefs and letters serve to help bring into focus the specific points of law in cases that are of key concern to our members.  As a general rule, CAOC tends to focus on cases that have been accepted for review by the  California Supreme Court. The Amicus Curiae Committee will also consider authoring or co-authoring briefs in cases of significant importance at the state court of appeal and the federal appellate system. 
 
To submit a request for amicus assistance, please click here (pdf).
 
If you are a CAOC member and would like to be considered as a candidate for the Amicus Curiae Committee, please click here.
 
 
Selected Amicus Curiae Briefs and Letters:
 
 

Markow v. RosnerS238388

Request for depublication filed with the Supreme Court of California on December 3, 2016 by Steven B. Stevens

TH v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals CorporationS233898

Joint Consumer Attorneys of CA and American Association of Justice amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on November 29, 2016 by Alan Charles Dell’Ario and Jeffery R. White

Kim v. Toyota Motor CorporationS232754

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on November 29, 2016 by Brian D. Chase

Regalado v. CallaghanD069647

Request for depublication filed with the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One on October 12, 2016 by Steven M. Bronson and Steven B. Stevens

Nicodemus v. Saint Francis Memorial HospitalA141500

Request for Publication of Opinion filed with the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four on September 30, 2016 by Kimberly A. Kralowec

McMillin Albany LLC et al., v. Superior Court (Van Tassel)S229762

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on August 15, 2016 by Tyler P. Berding and Anne L. Rauch

Barickman et al. v. Mercury Casualty CompanyB260833

Request for publication filed with the Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Seven on August 12, 2016 by Sharon J. Arkin

Bertsch, et al. v. Mammoth Community Water DistrictS235802

Letter in support of review filed with the Supreme Court of California on July 29, 2016 by Gary L. Simms

Williams v. Superior Court of Los AngelesS227228

Amicus brief filed on May 6, 2016 and request for depublication filed with the Supreme Court of California on June 19, 2015 by William Turley, David Mara, and Jamie Serb

Uspenskaya v. MelineC071647

Opposition to request for depublication filed with the Third District Court of Appeal on January 5, 2016 by Scott H.Z. Sumner

Regents of University of California v. Superior Court (Rosen)S230568

Letter in support of review filed with the Supreme Court of California on December 20, 2015 by Sharon  J. Arkin

Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan)S222996

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on December 14, 2015 by Brian S. Kabateck and Richard L. Kellner

In re Tobacco Case II, S230426

Request for depublication filed with the Supreme Court of California on November 30, 2015 by Kimberly Kralowec

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court of the City and County of San FranciscoA140035

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on July 8, 2015 by Sharon J. Arkin

Salazar v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. S225629

Letter in support of review filed with the Supreme Court of California on May 22, 2015 by Kimberly A. Kralowec

Oregel v. PacPizza, A141947

Request for publication filed with the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District on May 18, 2015 by Steven M. Bronson and David M. Arbogast

Sandquist v. Lebo AutomotiveS220812

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on May 4, 2015 by David M. Arbogast and Steven M. Bronson

Kesner v. Alameda Superior Court (Pneumo Abex)S219534

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on April 20, 2015 by Sharon J. Arkin

Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corporation, et al.S218973

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on April 20, 2015 by David M. Arbogast and Sharon J. Arkin

Ramos v. Brenntag Specialties, Inc.S218176

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on April 6, 2015 by David M. Arbogast and Steven M. Bronson

Horiike v. Coldwell BankerS218734

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on March 19, 2015 by David M. Arbogast

Boren v. Correct Craft, Inc. C071080

Request for publication filed with the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District on February 20, 2015 by Kimberly A. Kralowec

Regents of University of California v. Superior Court (Rosen) B259424

Amicus brief filed with the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven on December 22, 2014 by Sharon J. Arkin

Flores v. Presbyterian Intercommunity HospitalS209836

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on July 1, 2014 by Steven B. Stevens and Tobin D. Ellis

Winn v. Pioneer Medical Group, Inc.S211793

Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of California on January 24, 2014 by Ingrid Evans