About Greg May

I am attorney Greg May, and I am the blogger at The California Blog of Appeal. My solo practice is located in Oxnard, California, about an hour and a half up the coast from Los Angeles.

You can reach me via e-mail at greg@calblogofappeal.com or at:

The Law Office of Greg May
2741 Victoria Avenue
Suite E
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 824-5120

MY PRACTICE:

My practice concentrates on the prosecution and defense of appeals, writs and post trial motions in state and federal courts in California.

I opened my practice in 2005 with more than a decade of experience litigating high-stakes business cases involving matters such as fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and other business torts. Instead of limiting my appellate and post-trial practice to a particular legal field, I consider appellate and post-trial practice itself as a legal niche. Thus, my practice trades in the skills required to sway judges – incisive analysis and strategic planning, persuasive legal writing and articulate oral advocacy, all backed up by meticulous research – and I apply these skills to the substantive area of law presented in each case – be it family law, employment, tort, or business litigation.

WHY I AM AN APPELLATE LAWYER:

The easy and short answer is that “we’re all good at something,” and for me, that something is the trio of research, writing, and oral advocacy.

In law school, I imagined myself as a courtroom wizard, but came to love the library “stacks” early in my career. No matter how much experience I gained at depositions, court appearances, fighting with opposing counsel outside of court, witness preparation, and all the rest that goes with litigation, my principal joy has been research and writing. I enjoy my work, I’m proud of it, and I get to defend it at every oral argument.

THE BLOG:

Hence, the focus areas for this blog:

(1) substantive legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;
(2) Procedural law relating to the prosecution of appeals, writ petitions, and post-trial motions in state and federal courts in California;and
(3) practical skills essential to appellate practice.

Naturally, these may change over time as I gain more blogging experience and get a better idea of how much and what kind of content works best.


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