Cal. Litig. 2020, Volume 33, Number 1

Reflections on Becoming an Appellate Lawyer Hall of Famer

By Jon B. Eisenberg

Jon B. Eisenberg, an appellate lawyer for four decades, authored The Rutter Group’s "California Practice Guide: Civil Appeals and Writs" and is a Past-President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He has argued 12 cases in the California Supreme Court and some 100 cases in the intermediate appellate courts.

On September 20, 2019, I became the second inductee — the first being Ellis Horvitz — into CLA’s Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame. At the induction event, I spoke of my gratitude for receiving this honor, and I recounted three notable highlights of my 40-year career as an appellate attorney. The task of converting those comments into an article for this journal proved a bit of a challenge, since I had prepared no notes and pretty much spoke off the cuff. Here goes!

The Publication of "That Book"

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