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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 who 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.

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State ex rel Representative Tina Kotek, et al. v. Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan
Alliance of Western Energy Consumers, Petitioner v. Public Utility Commission of Oregon, Respondent and Portland General Electric Company et al. Respondent-Intervenor
State v. Dumas, 303 Or App 804 (2020)
City of Boise v. Robert Martin, et al.
Pamela Dalton v. Robert Jahn Corporation, et al.
City of Albany v. CH2M Hill, Inc.
Columbia Riverkeeper, et al. v. Port of Vancouver USA, et al.
Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center
Camreta v. Greene
Engquist v. Oregon Department of Agriculture
Leslee Scallon, et al. v. Henry Enterprises, Inc.
Chale v. Allstate Insurance Company
Westar Electric Company v. Westar Acquisition Corp.
Kassab v. Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co.
State of Oregon v. Anderson; State of Oregon v. Backstrand; State of Oregon v. Highley
George v. Courtney
Geiger v. Kitzhaber
Haugen v. Kitzhaber
State of Oregon v. Gaines