Appeals

The Dessaules Law Group regularly handles appeals in a variety of civil matters.  We have successfully argued and defended appeals in all appellate courts in the State of Arizona.  Our skilled lawyers have handled appellate cases at every level of the state courts, including administrative appeals, justice court appeals, special actions, and appeals before the highest courts.

Some examples of our recent appellate successes include the following cases:

  • In Rodgers v. Anthem Community Council, 2011 WL 2586374 (Ct. App. 2011), the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed the Superior Court's dismissal of a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief.  The Court of Appeals specifically held that the Anthem Community Council was a homeowners association under Arizona law and that the owners of property within Anthem are "members."  The Supreme Court denied further review.
  • In ELM Retirement Center, LP v. Callaway, 246 P.3d 938 (Ct. App. 2010), the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a home purchaser's claims for breach of warranty, negligence and fraud based on alleged misrepresentations regarding the square footage of the residence.   
  • In O'Brien v. Marsh, 2012 WL 5963440 (Ct. App. 2012), the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a breach of contract claim against our client on the basis that the agreement at issue was unenforceable under Arizona law.    

Our lawyers include experienced appellate advocates who can provide effective appellate representation and present your appeals case persuasively, whether it is for a case that we handled in the trial court or one where we are being hired to handle the appeal.