Shook, Hardy & Bacon's California/Ninth Circuit Team is composed of experienced appellate attorneys who have effectively represented clients in the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As this team's chair, Kevin Underhill has handled complex briefing and appeals in individual, mass tort, and class actions throughout the country.

We understand that appellate success hinges on the record below. For that reason, we offer strategic insight and counseling pretrial; assist with error preservation, key briefing, and instructions during trial; and, as needed, handle post-trial motions for new trial or judgment as a matter of law. At the appellate level, we have prepared winning briefs and successfully argued cases on many of the most significant issues faced by our corporate clients, including Ford, Philip Morris USA Inc. and Tyco.