Markowitz Herbold PC has an experienced appellate team that focuses on briefing and arguing cases before federal and state appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. Our appellate practice is led by attorneys Anna Joyce and Paul Bierly.
Anna is the former Solicitor General for the State of Oregon. As Solicitor General, Anna led a team of attorneys, attorney managers and support staff in developing, coordinating and briefing the State’s legal position on appeals in Oregon and federal appellate courts. She supervised 60 people, and managed human resources and staffing, caseload management, and the day-to-day operations of the Division. Anna has written briefs for three cases that went before the United States Supreme Court.
Paul, a gifted legal researcher and writer, focuses his practice on brief writing for complex litigation and appeals. His writing is clear, concise, engaging, and most of all, persuasive. Paul has authored countless briefs and motions that resulted in favorable opinions and outcomes for clients. Paul has also consistently obtained favorable appellate judgments for clients in the Oregon and Washington courts of appeal, as well as in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.