AREAS OF PRACTICE


Appeals

An appeal is a mechanism by which a losing party may have an unfavorable judgment or order reviewed by a higher court. Appellate law begins where most other litigation ends. There is no discovery, and the appellate record is limited to what was presented in the trial court. An appeal is heard by a multi-judge appellate panel and is decided almost entirely on the written briefs. The procedural and strategic issues on an appeal are very different from the issues involved in litigation. Appeals must be filed within a short time period after the judgment or appealable order is entered.

If you believe you have a potential appeal please call (916) 443-2144 or click here to go to our online form and have an attorney contact you about your case.



Business Litigation & Contract Disputes

When a person or entity fails to pay money or perform an obligation required under an agreement, that person or entity has committed a breach of contract. A contract may be oral or written, but it requires a “meeting of the minds” between the parties.

Business litigation is often based upon a breach of contract. Typical business disputes include the dissolution of a partnership or joint venture; disagreement as to what is required under a contract for goods or services; and a refusal of one party to pay for goods or services. Other business litigation includes the dissemination or misuse of trade secrets and fraudulent business practices.

If you believe you have a potential case please call (916) 443-2144 or click here to go to our online form and have an attorney contact you about your case.



Personal Injury

When a person is physically or emotionally injured, or their personal property is damaged, the law considers this a “personal Injury”. The law allows the injured party to receive compensation for personal injury caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Personal injury law is also called “tort” law. Tort actions have three elements: (1) a legal duty between the defendant (the one doing the wrong) and the plaintiff (the person injured); (2) a breach of that duty; and, (3) damage to the plaintiff as a result of that breach. When all three elements take place, a personal injury, or tort, has occurred, for which the plaintiff may be entitled to compensation by the defendant.

If you believe you have a potential case please call (916) 443-2144 or click here to go to our online form and have an attorney contact you about your case.




Disclaimer:
The information contained in the Law Office of Stephanie J. Finelli Web site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.

The transmission of the Law Office of Stephanie J. Finelli site, in part or in whole, and/or communication with Law Office of Stephanie J. Finelli via Internet e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between Law Office of Stephanie J. Finelli and any recipients.

Law Office of Stephanie J Finelli BBB Business Review

Law Office of
Stephanie J. Finelli

3110 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 443-2144 (tel.)
(916) 443-1512 (fax.)


Home |  Attorney Profile |  Practice Areas |  Case Evaluation |  News & Events |  Legal Links |  Contact Us |  Terms of Use