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For over 35 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 daily practice on behalf of his clients.

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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 the six
District Courts of Appeal in California and in seventeen of the nineteen divisions of those
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.

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