For over 28 years, David Carico has dedicated
his practice to appellate law, and has developed
the highly specialized skills necessary to
successfully pursue cases and negotiate the
intricacies of The Court of Appeal.
Just out of law school in 1983, David served as
the Staff Attorney for Justice Pauline Davis Hanson of
the California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District,
in Fresno. He later went on to act as Staff Attorney for
all of the Superior Court judges in Monterey County. It
is this “insider’s” understanding of
the Court of Appeal that David is able to employ in his
on behalf of his clients.
As the first attorney certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist
in appellate law in
Monterey County, he has argued before the California Supreme Court, in each of
District Courts of Appeal in California and in seventeen of the nineteen divisions
courts. David has authored numerous articles on the law and the
Appellate Courts for a variety of publications– including
the feature article on appellate law in the California Legal Specialization Digest, published by the
State Bar of California.
In addition to his credentials in Northern California, David is currently one
of only 35 certified
specialists in appellate law practicing in San Francisco – making
him one of the better qualified appellate attorneys in California.
His areas of appellate practice include state criminal and civil appeals, federal
criminal and civil appeals, as well as cases in family, juvenile and contract
law. His depth and breath of knowledge into the workings of the court, plus his
considerable base of appellate case law has proven to be an indispensable asset
when taking on an appeal.
here for a complete CV on David or download