Downey Brand, a law firm with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Stockton, and Reno, is pleased to announce that highly respected appellate counsel Jay-Allen Eisen began working with the Firm on November 15, 2017.
Well-known throughout California, Eisen is a Certified Appellate Law Specialist who has been counsel in more than 300 appeals and appellate writs, many of which have led to published, precedential opinions. He has handled civil appeals and writ proceedings in every appellate district in the state as well as the California Supreme Court. In federal court, he has handled appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Downey Brand is thrilled to be able to offer Jay-Allen Eisen’s appellate expertise to our clients and that he chose our Firm as the platform to continue his premier practice,” said managing partner Scott Shapiro. “Jay-Allen has a well-deserved reputation for a sterling level of appellate practice, one that has been shaping law in California for almost 50 years.”
“I can’t think of a better team to collaborate with,” said Eisen. “Working with Downey Brand means that my clients will have ready access to outstanding attorneys working in a wide range of legal practices. I am also excited to integrate Downey’s young talent into my established practice.”
Eisen, who will be Outside Counsel to Downey Brand, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a past president of the California Academy of Appellate Attorneys. He was one of the first Appellate Law Specialists certified by the State Bar of California. He is listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Northern California Super Lawyers, and the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, and has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent). He was the 2010 recipient of the Jim Pfeiffer Award for outstanding service to the legal profession from the Conference of California Bar Associations.