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Pine Tillett LLP

United States 2024


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PINE TILLETT PINE LLP specializes in handling complex appeals involving multi-million dollar judgments, with a particular focus on appeals for plaintiffs in employment law cases. The firm also offers a range of consulting services to lawyers who wish to take the laboring oar in preparing their appeals.


Pine Tillett LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice

Metro Rankings

Los Angeles
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice


National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice

Regional Rankings

Los Angeles
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Pine Tillett LLP has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Pine Tillett LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Main Location

Sherman Oaks, CA
14156 Magnolia Boulevard, Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States
818-379-9710 Call our Sherman Oaks, CA location at 818-379-9710 Get Directions Get directions to our Sherman Oaks, CA location

Management and Personnel


Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.


Hertz Corp. v. Friend (2010) 559 U.S. 77


Williams v. Chino Valley Indep. Fire Dist. (2015) 61 Cal.4th 97

Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. (2014) 59 Cal.4th 407

Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203

Roby v. McKesson Corp. (2009) 47 Cal.4th 686

Rico v. Mitsubishi (2007) 42 Cal.4th 807

Green v. State of California (2007) 42 Cal.4th 254

MW Erectors v. Neiderhauser Ornamental & Metal Works Co. (2005) 36 Cal.4th 412

Johnson v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 35 Cal.4th 1191 (Amicus Curiae)

Little v. Auto Stiegler, Inc. (2003) 29 Cal.4th 1064 (Amicus Curiae)

White v. Ultramar (1999) 21 Cal.4th 563 (Amicus Curiae)

Swenson v. County of Los Angeles (1999) 75 Cal.App.4th 889, review granted Jan. 13, 2000, S083916, and review dismissed Jan. 24, 2001, S083916


Bautista v. Park West Gallery (9th Cir. 2010) 388 Fed.Appx. 635

Carpinteria Valley Farms, Ltd. v. County of Santa Barbara (9th Cir. 2003) 344 F.3d 822


J.W. v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 1142

Zissler v. Saville (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 630

B.B. v. County of Los Angeles (2018) 25 Cal.App.5th 115, review granted Oct. 10, 2018

Caldera v. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (2018) 25 Cal.App.5th 31

Meeks v. Autozone, Inc. (2018) 24 Cal.App.5th 855

Estelle v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Nov. 17, 2017, B268085)

Padron v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (2017) 16 Cal.App.5th 1246

Bhandari v. Washington Hospital (June 14, 2017, A144184)

Lopez v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc'y of New York, Inc. (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 566

Baez v. Burbank Unified School Dist. (Jan. 25, 2016, B254852)

Jones v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Feb. 17, 2015, B237282, B243333)

Velasquez v. County of Ventura (Oct. 16, 2013, B238939)

Ventura v. ABM Industries, Inc. (2012) 212 Cal.App.4th 258

San Diego Hospital Based Physicians v. el Centro Regional Medical Center (Aug. 1, 2013, D061740)

Wascher v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group (July 29, 2013, G047042)

Fuentes v. Autozone, Inc. (2012) 200 Cal.App.4th 1221

Baez v. Burbank Unified School Dist. (2012) 115 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 10

Espinoza v. County of Orange (Feb. 9, 2012, G043067)

Taylor v. Western Dental Services, Inc. (2012)

Allen v. Giles (Sept. 25, 2012, B226823)

Sallustio v. Kemper Independent Insurance Co. (July 28, 2011, C062563)

Patrick v. City of Los Angeles (June 29, 2011, B218770)

Sanchez v. Caremore Medical Group (Sept. 8, 2010, B213448)

South Beverly Park Homeowners Assoc. Inc. v. North Beverly Park Homeowners Assoc. Inc. (Aug. 19, 2010, B216652)

Hill v. City of Los Angeles (Mar. 8, 2010, B214210)

Core Wealth Management, LLC v. Ronald Heller (Apr. 13, 2010, B199366)

Boston v. Penny Lane Centers, Inc. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 936

Bressler v. City of Los Angeles (Jan. 29, 2009, B199435)

Harsco Corp. v. Kiewitt Pacific Co. (June 11, 2008, B190127, B194481)

Lozano v. Alcoa Global Fasteners, Inc. (2008)

McGee v. Tocoemas Federal Credit Union (2007) 153 Cal.App.4th 1351

Medina v. City of Fontana (June 12, 2007, E037446)

Porter v. Vincenti (Sept. 5, 2007, B186093)

Haluck v. Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 994

Conney v. Regents of the University of California (Sept. 26, 2006, B179099, B180451)

Butler v. The Vons Companies, Inc. (2006) 140 Cal.App.4th 943

Hope v. State of California, Dept. Of Youth Authority (2005) 134 Cal.App.4th 577

Zevada Enterprises v. Sasson (Oct. 25, 2005, B173009)

Bettelman Recreation Enterprises v. City of South El Monte (Aug. 11, 2004, B155511)

Herr v. Nestle USA (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 779

Gunther v. MTV Networks (2001)

Romo v. Y-3 Holdings, Inc. (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 115

Gonzalez v. Purvis (2000)

Chen v. Mercedes Benz (2000)

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